Innovator’s Playground – Travis Kalanick

Source: Business Insider, Jun 2016

“I like to say the role of the entrepreneur is to understand the difference between perception and reality. Perception is conventional wisdom, it’s what everybody thinks is right, or is the answer. And reality, sometimes it’s the same, but often it’s very different.

“I like to say the distance between perception and reality is the innovator’s playground. But if you are going to play in that playground and you’re going to tell the world that they’re wrong by doing something over here, it means you have to get used to everybody thinking you’re kind of crazy, and you have to get used to everybody saying this is not possible or this is not right, or it’s just not going to work.

“And you have to stick to your guns, and if you are correctly seeing the difference between perception and reality, it will eventually work.”

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