Tuesday, October 12, 2010
THE SECOND MOUSE
Run Mickey!, Internet Domain
"The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese!"
It's not always the best idea to be number one! My former company was quite content to let the other fellows take the high risks in hopes of high rewards. When they did hit it big, we simply swooped in right behind them with overwhelming resources and capatilized on their good fortune. That reinforced one of my favorite observations on being a pioneer--he's the guy with all the arrows in his back! It can be very profitable and much less painful to stay on the "leading edge' versus crossing over to the "bleeding edge"!