When eating breakfast the chicken contributes an egg whereas the pig is fully committed with the bacon!

This is all about contribution versus commitment. Prior to making a decision to embark on a new path in your life, an individual has to make the mental decision and come to the realization of the notion that he has to be truly committed to accomplishing the task- whatever the task is- or success will not be achieved.

I place the chicken and pig story in the “Startup Community Folklore” category. This story has been circulating in various venues and occasions over the years and I was able to find a reference that describes the full story in detail: http://www.agilejedi.com/chickenandpig.

Stay tuned for more of the guiding principles and anecdotes that have directed me through my career of growing startups through to successful ventures.


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Eli Fathi

Eli has been a technology entrepreneur for the past 30 years and has founded or cofounded a number of companies with a few successful exits. Currently, he is the CEO of Squanto.net a company offering automated fraud detection platform. Eli was the cofounder of Fluidware Corporation, an Internet software company offering Software as a service (SaaS) online applications based on collaborative feedback. He was the co-CEO from inception until the acquisition by SurveyMonkey.

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