A few months ago I did a post on having courage in down economies. Today, an essay popped up in CNN on the same subject. It was a good reminder.
Anyone who starts a business in this time is a hero.
Anyone who funds one of these businesses is a hero.
It doesn't even matter if the idea for the business is a brilliant one or a mediocre one. What matters is that someone is making an effort to overcome fear.
There were too many companies that should never have been funded in the 1990s. That's a given. There are too few companies being funded and founded now. And it's all based on fear.
We really need a few heros right now.