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Playing the Unfair Game
The world is unfair. Let that sink in.
Unfairness is not a glitch. It's a feature.
A tall oak casts a long shadow, leaving saplings to struggle for sunlight.
Is that fair?
No. But it's nature.
Life doesn't play fair, and neither does business.
Warren Buffet, one of the greatest investors, once remarked, "The market, like the Lord, helps those who help themselves. But unlike the Lord, the market does not forgive those who know not what they do."
Business isn't a charity; it's a game. And games have winners and losers.
Ask the taxi driver about Uber. Ask the traditional retailer about Amazon.
Is it fair?
No. But it's reality.
Now, take a moment. Don't just accept it. Understand it.
The world's unfairness isn't a hurdle to bemoan. It's an opportunity to seize.
Many cry foul. Few play the game.
Most squander energy lamenting the unfairness. The wise, however, channel this energy to leverage it.
Take Elon Musk. The auto industry laughed at him. Yet, he leveraged the unfairness, pushed the boundaries, and created Tesla.
Think of Reed Hastings. The video rental industry scorned him. So, he leveraged the unfairness and built Netflix.
The unfairness of the world isn't a reason to play safe. It's a compelling reason to play differently.
Albert Einstein said, "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."
So, change. Adapt. Evolve.
Learn the rules, understand them, then learn how to bend them.
The world is unfair. No argument there. But so is a puzzle.
And what's more satisfying than solving a challenging puzzle?
So here's the deal.
Yes, the world is unfair. And yes, it's tough.
But guess what?
So are you.
You're an entrepreneur. A game-changer. A rule-bender.
So, don't just react to the world's unfairness.