Thursday, October 19, 2006
Our hubris has gotten us into this mess and it's that same hubris that makes us great. Being an entrepreneur is having the faith that you can change the world. The same faith that someone like Paul Wolfowitz displayed with Iraq is the same faith that Martin Luther King had and the same faith that allowed Steve Jobs to create Apple or Sergey and Larry to create Google. It's hard to accept that no matter how right it was to attack Islamic-Fascism, our strategy with Iraq was utterly wrong from the beginning. And that's the problem with faith. It's two edged. It helps you break through into new worlds. But it also helps you tunnel into oblivion, looking for the light that will never come at the end of the tunnel, just digging yourself a bigger hole and ignoring the increasing darkness. I think we're going to have to go through a crisis bigger than anything we've ever known in order for us to be reborn on the other side.