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Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Tao Te Ching lesson for the Entrepreneur

We join thirty spokes
to the hub of the wheel,
yet it's the center hole
that drives the chariot.

We shape clay
to birth a vessel,
yet it's the hollow within
that makes it useful.

We chisel doors and windows
to construct a room,
yet it's the inner space
that makes it livable

Thus do we
create what is
to use what is not.

- Verse 11, Tao Te Ching

A lesson for entrepreneurs - remember to differentiate between what we create (what is) and what the customers use (what is not).

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