Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Corridor Principle

This is a simple concept that I learned from a professor several years ago that always seems to ring true for entrepreneurs and those considering the move. The corridor principle simply suggests that there are open doors you can only see when you are walking down the corridor--they are not visible from your starting point at the end of the hall.

Don't expend too much energy planning for and waiting on perfection. You simply can't do it from where you are standing. Small business truly is about the journey. As I have referenced in previous posts, simply taking the first step in the general direction of your goals puts you further ahead than where you started.

Compared to the world of corporate recruiting and headhunters, small business is a dynamic and less predictable space. Headhunters shuffle players between roles and companies that are often more similar than many would like to admit. Small business affords the opportunity to try a myriad of roles across a variety of industries. And once you are in that game, opportunities will find you rather than a set of indistinguishable roles.

Part of my rationale in painting sometimes extreme pictures of Corporate America is to get you to think beyond the surface of "what you have" versus "what you can do." Not many folks will truly encourage that, and many are afraid to look. Push yourself to consider the differences for yourself.


dest said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post, it was encouraging for my own business idea!

Unknown said...

Another informative blog… Thank you for sharing it… Best of luck for further endeavor too.
Herbal Incense

Super Strong Incense said...

Hi, interesting post. I have been wondering about this topic, so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your site. Keep up the good posts
Herbal Incense

K2 Spray Papers Online said...

Fantastic Article! Thanks for sharing such ideas. We need more of it. Thanks
Buy Herbal Incense

Matthe said...

Are you looking for a free company directory website? Companyfinds.com is such a site which you can search all company that you want. Also, you can add you company products and service to Companyfinds and waiting your customer find you.