Why startups win

This quote from The Godfather II is a great example of why it is startups who disrupt industries. There are few things stronger than passion and the will to succeed.

MICHAEL: I saw an interesting thing happen today. A rebel was being arrested by the military police, and rather than be taken alive, he exploded a grenade he had hidden in his jacket. He killed himself, and took a captain of the command with him.

[ROTH looks concerned]

JOHNNY OLA: Those rebels, you know, they’re lunatics.

MICHAEL: Maybe so – but it occurred to me. The soldiers are paid to fight – the rebels aren’t.

ROTH: What does that tell you?

MICHAEL: They can win.

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