According to Marty Zwilling, in an article for Startup Professional, building a disruptive new business in the midst of pressure to follow the status quo can be a difficult endeavor. Yet, for entrepreneurs with disruption as their goal, breaking from the norms is often the very key to success. In fact, the “grown-up closet freaks” are often the ones best suited to be the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, a fact which Chris Brogan explores in his book The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth.
In his work, Brogan offers some words of encouragement to those struggling to break with the status quo:
It’s OK to reject norms that do not apply or satisfy. However, it is foolish to disregard or fail to adapt norms that help you, your team, or your company succeed on a more consistent basis.
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What’s one of your unique or quirky norms that sets you apart as an entrepreneur?
Bill Ringle is a CEO, former Apple exec, published author, and angel investor. Through Grow Business Now, he offers strategies and tools to elevate growth for executives and entrepreneurs from more than 46 industries. Bill has conducted nearly 200 podcast interviews on My Quest for the Best, where industry and business leaders share their secrets to success.