Let’s be frank, here. America is the number one military superpower in the world. Our national security relies on finding a solution to this critical communications need. That the acting Secretary of State relied on a private server to do her job—and do it better — should be scaring the hell out of all of us. But instead of looking at — and fixing—this monumental problem, we’re spending our time trying discredit a woman, who despite what you think about her personally, has actually been an effective and diligent public servant.
This is a very simplified view of entrepreneurship. Of course it does not cover everything. But what this perspective does do well is put everything into binary terms, cut out diversions, and force founders to focus on things that matter. Far too often, we, specifically in the “fast-paced” tech world, get easily distracted by factors that do not at all contribute to a bottom line. If we are not creating something that people want, what are we doing? Are we wasting our time?