Thursday, August 02, 2012

probably will just get misquote

So it looks as if "You Didn't Build that" is going to go down as one of the often misquoted statements. Just like "I invented the internet".

Even though it wasn't his intent I go the extra step to say yes you didn't build it. You were a major factor in its success but nonetheless used the infrastructure for logistics. You leveraged the education system for your own skills and were inspired by a teacher. That same education helped the people you hire acquire the skills that you utilize to make your business grow. The FAA helps maintain the air traffic so goods make it their destination on time and intact. The government projects which lead to the legislation that formed and created the internet gave businesses a closer and more direct contact with their customers. Your business lives in relative safety from fire. The business is safe from theft and degradation. Even your ability to conduct business in a fair and equal manor is something we all pay for. We pay for these to establish a firm foundation so that all can attain success. We do this so that future generations can acquire the same thing. We do this for the common good.

Despite all that there are some who, through their means from having a successful business, lobby to remove any burden of repayment of these services. I cant say this is all who do this. there are some who realize that they have success because of the group as a whole. Even if its not the whole reason for their success its at least a part. I want to tell those who appreciate that fact, that we appreciate you. For the rest take it back a notch and remember we all contribute to each others success. I feel my success even just someone who isn't an entrepreneur is partly due to you. I freely give you credit at least in part. We all succeed in part with help from everyone else.

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