Due Diligence In a Participation Medal Era

Why intention and effort falls short in comparison to product and actually doing it.

Jim Mahan
Jim Mahan
May 24, 2018 · 4 min read

Back in the good ol’ college days, I remember hearing a fellow student say something that was a shock to the system… “I deserve a job when I graduate college”. Now of course, everyone wants a job and has every intention of getting one when they leave university. However, this is not the reality of the market or the world. These are some of my reflections after spending the same amount of time out of college as I did in.

What do we deserve?

Well, we really only deserve a chance or an opportunity. But wait, America is the land of opportunity gosh dang it. That’s just it; we have “perversed” the meaning of opportunity and exchanged its definition with whatever suits us best at the moment.

Thanks Google for the sweet and simple definition.

So it is a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. Just to be clear, it is not actually making it happen. It merely makes it possible to do so. Is it our consumerist nature that makes us feel entitled to the result of a well-pursued opportunity? I don’t know… but that is not the point of this article.

The Market

Talk about an opportunity…

The World

Tincaps Baseball

To wrap this all up…

-Jimbo Mahan

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