Yesterday, award winning comedy writer Larry Gelbart (“Oh God!,” “M-A-S-H” and “Tootsie”) passed away. His career spanned more than 60 years. In a radio tribute to him on NPR this morning, the announcer pointed out that Gelbart and other comedy greats like Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Mel Brooks, blazed an amazing comedy trail in the early days of television. He quoted Gelbart as describing that time as pristine and uncharted.
There were no footprints in the snow. You never had to worry about what anybody did last night because there was no last night.
As a small and independent business owner with access to massive amounts of free and low cost technologies, there's no excuse for not blazing a trail.
Today, there is no “yesterday” when it comes to achieving in business.
You are making footprints in fresh snow.
You can amaze yourself and your customers everyday. And if you want to be around as long as Larry Gelbart, you're going to have to. You can read more about his amazing life and career here.
Question: Are you blazing a trail? How are you using technology to help you do it? Are you, like me, inspired by Larry Gelbart's thinking? That today's best opportunities are yet to be created — by you?!