Lessons Learned from the Army - and Impact to The Startup Nation, Part 2 of 2

Updated: Sep 22, 2020


So, what have I learned?


  • There's always a higher hill to climb - there's that phase in the army hike, you think you're done. You'e almost there. You can see the skyline. Or the lights. And you continue pushing on - and you conquer the hill - only to find your marching orders have changed, and there's one more hill to climb. Well, tough. That's army life. And the startup life is no different.

  • There's always an extra mile to walk - you better be here for the long haul... Take a long breath - we've got a long march ahead of us. And when you think you're there, you might be there - and the lights you see may indeed be your camp lights, and the march will be over. But they may not be your camp lights (at night it's really hard to know), and even if they are, your board - oops, I meant your CO - may decide the hike is not done. So be ready.