My four-year-old will curse my name when he can actually read this: but, can we please let this be the year unicorns die?
I don’t mean the mythical creatures my son adores. I mean the myth of an overnight billion-dollar startup.
I say myth because it’s exactly that.
Before Ariana Huffington became the success she is today, her book was rejected by dozens of publishers. Countless stories like these are the ones that have heartened my belief that most overnight successes actually take a very long time. I often reflect on Sara Blakely’s story building Spanx. No one would deny…