Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Psychopathologies

This has been said before and in different ways, but I was reading Eric Hoffer on mass movements this morning and I came across this gem of an epigram:

The well-adjusted make poor prophets. On the other hand, those who are at war with the present have an eye for the seeds of change and the potentialities for small beginnings.

Lovely stuff, with obvious applicability for many of my favorite wild duck entrepreneurs.


  1. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. So all progress is dependent on the unreasonable man.
    -George Bernard Shaw.