Yet another place where I see parallels between the skills needed to build and manage a successful startup and those necessary to launch and maintain a competitive political campaign:
“Startup CEOs should not play the odds. When you are building a company, you must believe there is an answer and you cannot pay attention to your odds of finding it. You just have to find it. It matters not whether your chances are nine in ten or one in a thousand; your task is the same.”
― Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Moreover, both The Ruppert Co. and High Mountain Ventures are dedicated to supporting those individuals who not only take these risk and exhibit these skills, but, increasingly, but also combine the entrepreneurial and political worlds into an ever-expanding for and non-profit sphere of what we call "political entrepreneurship" that not only creates opportunity for the progressive minded, but also benefits our community as a whole.