financial results of the likes Apple delivered yesterday serve as an affirmation of all that energy spent telling their story. Believing in the underdog. Like your favorite home team who couldn’t get into premier league while growing up just won the Superbowl, the Stanley Cup, and the World Series all together for the 10th time in a row — and you were the only one to believe in them. It’s an immensely satisfying feeling.
I was absolutely giggling yesterday afternoon when I saw Apple’s results. Every success they have is a strike against lowest common denominator thinking, following conventional wisdom, and expediency over excellence. And it was an alarm bell for any conversation I’m in that includes the phrase “good enough.”