I Have a Dream
“I have a dream” – these words have gone down in history as the embodiment of a burning desire for a glorious future, where the ideals and values that one has established shall bear fruit. Originally made famous by Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech that emphasized the commitment to the pursuit of happiness by the oppressed African-American population, these words still ring true almost half a century later.
In today’s world of cutthroat market competition and sudden booms and busts, interspersed with the so-called bubbles, undertaking a new business initiative can be a daunting task. There can be as many as 20 different things that an aspiring entrepreneur would have to take into account. Though considerations such as legal issues, finances, insurance cover and operating capital naturally come into play, issues such as the fundamental question of why one would want to start a business in first place are quite paramount; And of course the million dollar question, whether your idea is worth all the weight that you are intending to throw behind it. This and other elements of uncertainty deter many salaried employees who are clocking their hours day in and day out like corporate workhorses.
Hence what really matters in the rat-race world of today is being really savvy about what the milieu of the wired lot is most inclined towards. The stories of Michael Dell and George Lucas have become almost clichés. Yet the crux of their accomplishments very much transcends the decades and their legacies are at the forefront of their respective industries of computer manufacturing and movie production and special effects. What makes them stand out is the fact that their seminal ideas were very personal to them and they developed an entire belief system around their visions. They dared to dream and they are still getting their just desserts.