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A Gift for Great Entrepreneurs on this Thanksgiving 2022

Never forget that you, the entrepreneurs who are building transformative ventures, are "Trim Tabs."

This quote from Buckminster Fuller explains your role:

“Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary—the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab.

It's a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it's going right by you, that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go.

So I said, call me Trim Tab.

And I like to think of myself as a trim tab. All of us are trim tabs. We might seem like we’re not up to the task, but we are, man. We’re alive! We can make a difference! We can turn this ship in the way we wanna go, man!”

— Buckminster Fuller

You can make a difference!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Venture Coach



over 1 year ago

Founder @ InFoody

I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Norman! Thank you.

over 1 year ago

President @ Winarsky Ventures

And you too Carla!

Derek Snook founder-in-residence
over 1 year ago

Founder @ CoLife

Love this. Thanks @Norman Winarsky !

Norman Winarsky

Nov 22, 2022  - 520 views

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