honnold 1180

As an entrepreneur, I’m no stranger to risk. In fact, I love it. I actively go looking for it. Because where there’s risk there’s reward. Sometimes massively so. My philosophy has always been to understand the context, mitigate the risk and believe in what you’re doing.

Like 30-year old Alex Honnold. This kid is currently taking the climbing world by storm with his free soloing exploits. No rope, no safety gear. Just a bag of chalk and balls the size of Nebraska.

I was thinking about him whilst watching Forecasting the Future of Entrepreneurship, one of the panel discussions from the Consumer Electronics Show that has just ended in Vegas.