What Is The Bridge Between Effort And Success? Verrazano Narrow Bridge, connecting Staten Island with Brooklyn, New York, May 2011. The majority work hard at launching a small business start up. A minority actually succeed. What’s the bridge to success? Why is it so narrow. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.