Regeneration and Entrepreneurship. Alexander Lyadov

Regeneration and Entrepreneurship. Alexander Lyadov

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Regeneration and Entrepreneurship

We tend to admire the talent of doctors and the strength of new drugs, but rarely do we give credit to the organism. If you catch a virus, cut yourself, or break your arm, after the medical procedures, all you need to do is wait. The body will do the incredible work of bringing us back to order. Isn't it a miracle how systematic the healing process of a wound is? During the inflammation stage, the damaged tissue is cleared of harmful microorganisms and dead cells. During the proliferation stage, collagen is deposited, and the wound granulates and shrinks. Finally, during the epithelialization stage, excess collagen is removed, the wound matures, reshapes and completely heals. All this time, our mind doesn't do a thing. We take the fundamental process of regeneration as a given. I don't dispute that there are injuries and diseases when the body is helpless without doctors. But in the overwhelming majority of cases, the main work is modestly done by the organism itself.


There are similarities between regeneration and entrepreneurship. When a business becomes big, it suddenly has many mothers and fathers. Top managers, investors, creditors, consultants, and investment bankers all tout their involvement in LinkedIn, creating the impression that they are the ones who made the business a success. I've even heard these people make condescending comments, saying how much effort they had to put in to straighten out the chaotic business and civilize the founder-wild man.

It's often forgotten that all the services they offer are meaningless if there isn't a business to begin with. Someone had to take big risks, sacrifice sleep, and do things they never thought possible just to break through the asphalt and reach the sun. Furthermore, people don't realize how many managers were useless and actually harmed the company. Or how often business consultants gave good advice but only for other companies in different circumstances. Or how every force majeure caused nervous breakdowns among investors, threatening to ruin the business with inadequate decisions. Meanwhile, the entrepreneur was busy with regeneration - looking for new top managers, ignoring stupid advice from smart consultants, extinguishing investor hysteria, and doing a million other important but unnoticed tasks.

Just as regeneration is crucial for the survival of any organism, entrepreneurship is equally important for the survival of a society. I'm deeply concerned when I hear people dismiss entrepreneurship, whether it's at the government level or in everyday life. On the other hand, I feel reassured about a society where a founder is a role model.

Yours sincerely,

-Alexander Lyadov