What do Bobsledding, the birth of the internet and building a business have in common?
Internet pioneer, Tim Berners Lee, accidentally created the best analogy (ever!) for building a business by describing the effort of the early days of the digital infrastructure that would change the world.
In the book, Weaving the Web, Tim Berners Lee says this of the process of building the internet:
“This was slow progress, but encouraging. I’ve compared the effort to launch the Web with that required to launch a bobsled: Everyone has to push for a seemingly long time, but sooner or later the sled is off on its own momentum and everyone jumps in.”
This may be the best analogy I have ever heard for starting a company, especially given the fact that the momentum can create an entirely different set of challenges: As soon as the bobsled/business picks up speed, the team’s focus shifts to seeking a path to keep it on track and on the right course.
Good luck to all of those preparing for their first push, and also to all of those team members pushing hard everyday to make the Auben ecosystem better!
Below are some things to know about the times that are changing: