Was watching ‘The Half of It’ on Netflix last night (great show!) and a particular quote stood out:
“... the difference between a good painting and a great painting, is typically five strokes. And they are usually the five boldest strokes in the painting. The question of course, is which five strokes?”
So often in meeting startup founders, we talk about how to do X, Y and Z aimed at improving certain metrics. While incremental change is good, it’s often the big moves and pivots that make a difference, e.g. Slack started as a gaming company. If you’re a founder, what’s your bold stroke? Are you prepared to ruin a good company to become a great one?
Potentially a breakthrough in the plastic world. Degradable packaging to replace the usual plastic bottle. Will we have to consume more and faster or that will actually give our planet a chance to breath?