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What makes a joke funny?

By December 18, 2009 June 10th, 2019 No Comments

After thousands of years, you’d think that the priest, rabbi and jokes would have run their course. But they haven’t. I wonder if Priests have heard them all, just like the lawyers I know. Don’t expect a joke from me. Here’s a clean one for those in need.

So its all timing. Every time, all the time. It is timing.

Your business venture is timing. No matter how hard you work, no matter how great your product, it is timing. Don’t be fooled that you are in control, you are not, but merely an actor in the play. The name of the director is timing.

There are reasons that people can consistently win at things. It all comes down to taking advantage of unplanned events, which in itself is, well, timing. Call it lucky timing.

Although I am 40+, I will remember my mothers favorite description of me; David – you fall in sh*t and come out smelling like a rose. I have too many examples to call it luck.

I do have the hardest time explaining to entrepreneurs about being open minded, and work hard to adapt to events instead of trying to create or control them. It doesn’t work and is a waste of time. A waste of opportunity that is gone.

Investors don’t invest in ideas, they invest in people. Some of these people are not even that smart. I have never met a rocket scientist who is also an entrepreneur.

Key ingredients to every successful person – in order.
1. listen
2. adapt
3. humility
4. hard work
5. intelligence

Entrepreneurs usually have it like this:
1. intelligence
2. hard work
3. humility
4. adapt
5. listen

I wish I knew this when I started. I wish I could teach it to others, I just have to wait for the right time.