A friend once asked me if I’d been raised in any particular faith.
Mostly, I said, I grew up believing in fairy tales.
I tended to believe the good guy would win and that the bad guy would be defeated – but that it would involve the good guy doing all the right things. He had to listen to the people who wanted to help him. He had to find the right tools and the right people who knew the right keys to the right doors. And if he turned greedy or cruel or unkind he was punished until he figured out how to be the good guy again.
The older I got, the more often I was told that following these basic tenants was no way to run a business.
I think they’re wrong.
This website discusses why I think living a hero’s life is worthwhile, and chronicles my own attempts to come up with better ways to live and run a business. I often delve into mythology and folktales to do it, not because I think such stories are meant to be taken literally, but because I think they were created to demonstrate good ways to live, from older folk to the younger ones.
Every story more or less boils down to this: live a good life, and the monsters cannot touch you. It is possible to be too good to fail.
Who Am I?
I’m Taylor Lindstrom, and I’m a writer living in Boulder, CO.