There is a set of interrelated concepts I’m fond of reminding entrepreneurs about but I’ve never found a really good way to summarize them into a sentence that conveys the right meaning and tone. Here are various renditions:
- Be different, not best
- Do less, not more
- Go around a wall, not through it
- It is better to figure out how not to have to solve a problem as opposed to having to solve the problem.
The difference between a smart person and a wise person is that a wise person knows how not to get into situations that a smart person knows how to get out of.