Today in 1776, a group of visionary entrepreneurs declared their disagreement with their existing nation’s rules for distributing wealth. They set out on their own, founding the world’s greatest startup nation.
With a flurry of disruptive innovation, the founders wrote their own new rules, creating a framework within which the nation has generated unprecedented growth.
Over time, the nation has settled into a sustaining comfort zone, reinforced by vehement debate over local optimizations at a cost of blinding ourselves from potential larger opportunities.
Let’s infuse a little more startup culture into our government and go after some big ideas.