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Lessons From "The Kings Speech"

Entrepreneurs are all stutterers in one form or another

  • The foundational virtue of entrepreneurship is simply courage in the face of limitations. 
  • The quality of effective entrepreneurial leadership combines a practical modesty with a frontiersman's ability to step fearlessly into the unknown. 

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The Duke of Windsor (later King George VI) struggled to overcome a speech impediment in order to fulfill his responsibilities as a great leader. He worked extraordinarily hard to overcome obstacles and achieve his ultimate goal.

The process that the duke followed to attain greatness was focused upon overcoming deep-rooted fears and limitations to personal growth.