Experience is the opposite of being creative. Being right is being boring. Your mind is closed. You are not open to new ideas. You are rooted in your own rightness, which is arrogant. Arrogance is a valuable tool, but only if used very sparingly. So it’s wrong to be right. Because people who are right are rooted in the past, rigid-minded, dull and smug.

It’s often assumed that business is all about money, but to me that’s like saying that rockets are all about rocket fuel. On some level it’s true. You won’t even make it off the launch pad without fuel. But that myopic view misses out on the larger purpose and mission of the machine. Certainly some businesses really are about nothing more than making money, but among the truly significant founders I’ve known, there’s always a larger purpose. It’s not just a nihilistic pursuit of rocket fuel.

All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so.

As if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed…and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.