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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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"You see the neck and mouth go. I found it heartbreaking, literally tear-jerking. Something really hit me watching that. I saw the vulnerability and immense courage, all wrapped up in one mom...

"You see the neck and mouth go. I found it heartbreaking, literally tear-jerking. Something really hit me watching that. I saw the vulnerability and immense courage, all wrapped up in one moment."

Colin Firth, who portrays George in The Kings Speech, describing watching archival footage depicting George VI's stutter.

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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