Before 1776 there was potential. A lot of potential. The American colonies were full of smart, talented, ambitious men and women who wanted more and better than the old world could provide. We had stars. We had bars. And we had Betsy Ross threaded and ready.
The fuse on this firecracker was lit in the summer of 1776. The best and brightest came together with a vision and a quill pen. And when they finally took action they launched the greatest startup the world has ever seen.
But like any startup, they didn’t get everything right, right out of the gate. However, they created a system that enabled the system itself to get better, stronger and smarter over time.
Using the system itself we have been able to clarify that all men are created equal really means all men and women. It includes all colors. It includes all religions. It even includes the New York Yankees.
Today, that cute little Philly startup from 1776 is now the most valuable organization on Earth.
This Independence Day weekend I hope you take a few minutes to consider this amazing organization of ours. An organization that began with just some powdered wigs and a dream.
We must continue using the system to make the system itself better. It is not only our right, as shareholders, but it is also our obligation.
I hope the 4th of July also inspires you to consider your own independence.
If you have been thinking of starting your own business, do it now.
If you have lost your job or your entire industry, start fresh now.
If you are energized and eager, it’s go time!
If you are desperate, you have the most powerful fuel of all.
If you want to start your own business but don’t know where to begin, send me a note. I have started my own business. Today, I want to help others experience the same feeling of independence.
And If I can do it, you can too. I know. Because we are all created equal.
Happy 4th of July my fellow shareholders!
God Bless America.