Jesus gets a lot of press on a daily basis, with Elon Musk a close second; don't laugh, both men reflect entrepreneurship at its best.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you.
As CEO of a new business, you do a lot of asking, seeking and knocking. And maybe even some praying (which would make Jesus very happy). A 30-year old relatively unknown Jewish carpenter from some out of the way town had a mission larger than himself: to bring out the best in humanity through actions of love. Two thousand years later, he's still part of the conversation.
Musk's recent social entrepreneurial ventures -- Tesla and Solar City -- were launched, according to the man himself, because the ecological infrastructure of Earth is crumbling at the edges: we have to fundamentally change the way we power our homes, our cars, our businesses because fossil fuels are now doing more harm than good.
Musk's mission, too, is bigger than himself and his commitment to his purpose is nothing less than everything he has.
Do or do not. There is no try.
As Boulder Startup Week wraps, it feels like we're entering the age of Doing; Talking is slowly relinquishing its foothold on the crest of the hill. Across town and continents, a serendipitous grassroots movement is hitching up a trailer (with free beer) big enough to carry every entrepreneur on the planet. That is, every person who believes that they have the power to do something extraordinary. That is, potentially everyone.