An entrepreneur’s three biggest competitors

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During yesterday’s run, an epiphany. Created a reminder using Siri.


An entrepreneur’s three biggest competitors:

  1. Curators
  2. Copycats
  3. Wannabes

Curators don’t have their own platform, but they are good at telling us what others have done. The downside is they have no context for the full story – they were never on the inside, never on the front line, never behind the scenes, never privy to the secret reality that outsiders will never know. Nothing is ever as it seems.

Copycats are good at studying and mimicking. They appeal to those easily convinced.

Wannabes are former employees who have gone out on their own because they couldn’t stand the glass ceiling. They are not prepared enough (and never will be) to match the world class karma of their former employer.

And then there are the artists, who operate as a category of one. These folks bring something unique, refreshing, compelling, and inspiring.




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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.


  1. We get to pick one:

    1. Seeing is believing.

    2. Believing is seeing.

    Believing is seeing is much more powerful than the tried and true, seeing is believing.

    And each artist must find their unique way to accomplish this. After nearly eight years of daily writing, it’s an appropriate time to turn up the heat. 🙂

  2. “it’s an appropriate time to turn up the heat.”

    And here I was just thinking I was having a hot flash. 🙂

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