11/26/13
Posted at 0:11h, 26 Nov 2013 in List Archive by Bonnie Halper No Comments 135 Likes Share

Good morning, All,

That was for Stargate SG-1 fans. Short week, so we’re keeping it short.

For anyone who has ever cooked a turkey, and the full Thanksgiving meal, you know that it takes time. It’s part of the ritual, in fact. The bird goes into the oven (we are not into that deep-fried thing: it’s just wrong) and stuffed or unstuffed, it takes hours. And needs basting and attention every now and again. And then there are the vaious and assorteds to prepare, and from start to finish, it takes days.

Many nations have a ritual not unlike Thanksgiving. Canada’s falls in October.  Their signature dishes take time to properly prepare as well: take that turkey out of the oven before it’s fully cooked, and you can get quite sick, or worse. Yet once the feast appears on the table, it’s devoured in a lot less time than it took it to get there in the first place – instant hit (yes, we know: there are games to watch and code/decks to write, just please tell us that you’re not working on yet another dating app).

And so it goes in the startup world. The thing only looks like it magically appeared from out of nowhere and already has an $XB valuation, but trust us: there are no shortcuts. As Albert Einstein once said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Stick with it. And a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Onward and forward.