Monday, September 26, 2005

Big Always Starts Small

There's one in your city. A tiny, little upstart company that's changing the world. Minute by minute. Day by day. The obscure company is gaining strength and it's going to pop one day when you least expect it.

Starbucks. Kentucky Fried Chicken. Microsoft. Ford. America Online. Google. And my favorite, Berkshire Hathaway.

Big, huge heavyweight businesses. Fortune 500 managers run these companies today. Yesterday, they were tiny, little upstarts. Nobody listened to them. Nobody knew who they were. All they had was a visionary leader who had really insane ideas about the future.

How can you explain Warren Buffet transforming a dying textile mill into one of the world's largest conglomerates? How can you explain Harland Sanders creating a global franchise out of one restaurant? How can you explain Bill Gates creating the world's most utilized software system out of his garage?

It's called vision. Big doesn't start big. Big starts small and then grows. It grows because the leaders of the small think big. Thinking big requires a lot of risk taking. Thinking big requires an unequaled desire for success. Thinking big requires sweat, tears, and blood. Thinking big is not for everyone. That's why little companies don't normally become big companies. It's too hard and it's too risky.

The time has come for Two Maids & A Mop. We're ready to take the leap. We've taken the baby steps and we're ready to jump. The big burst is coming. Hang around and you'll see.

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