“All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.” – Lao Tzu
I normally write a blog to illustrate a legal point – some new piece of tax law, some decision or litigation release from the Securities and Exchange Commission, or some decision from a court.
I use this nugget to illustrate some point that may be useful to you. Today I want to share with you something of more general interest.
On my way to work the other day, I was listening to a podcast from This American Life.
This American Life was discussing the importance of origin stories. It’s a fascinating listen.
In my experience, origin stories play an important part in many successful business enterprises. Even Facebook with an enterprise value approaching $200 billion started out with a relatively small and simple idea. The origin story serves as an important part of what draws the company together; what makes the founders and early employees believe they have an answer for a vital marketplace need.
I’ve seen this time and again with our successful clients. I know this first hand as our firm has its own origin story, which I’ve written about before for the website.
Let’s hear yours!