While catching up on some of the blogs out there I found some interesting inspiration that reminded me that some of the greatest successes came out of some of the most dire economic times.
"In 1876 the US was in the middle of a six-year recession. It was in this year that Thomas Edison established General Electric, now the third largest company in the world. A garage in Palo Alto at the end of the Great Depression was the launching pad for Hewlett-Packard. Harvard University dropout, Bill Gates, founded Microsoft in the recession of 1975. Existing companies have also been able to set the stage for great success in the midst of economic turmoil. For example, Burger King launched its now famous Whopper during a recession in 1957." (Whitestone Partners Inc blog)Really cool to think that we are living in great times. Yes, I mean now. With all the cool technological advantages that have changed the way we communicate, keep in touch, and do business I know the next great thing is happening right now. It's happening in the world today. I think about how far the world has come and it's exciting, I'm excited. I hope you're excited too!