JFK at Rice University

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

-- John F. Kennedy in a speech given at Rice University.

As entrepreneurs, I feel we are under an obligation to set our goals just out of reach. Not unrealistically out of reach, we can't all be president, but just out of reach enough that we need to leave our comfort zone to have any hope of achieving them. Otherwise, what are we doing?

My co-founder and I have embarked on the most ambitious project we've ever attempted. Our goal is to invigorate local economies everywhere by creating real connections between local people, events, and markets. Our first step towards that goal is our local events calendar and bulletin board called Corkboard.mobi. We've never built a high growth company before, neither of us have ever raised outside capital to build a business, and I'm a self taught programmer.

Why do we believe we can do this?

Because we want to do something worth doing and nothing worth doing is easy.

Because our goal will organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.

Because this challenge is one we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.

So, get out there and shoot for the Moon. Otherwise, what are we doing?