Yesterday I watched the film ‘Her’ by Spike Jonze about a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system, designed to meet his every need. Like all good films, it got me thinking…
At one point OS1 (his female operating system) says that she wants to “feel everything” and so it’s up to Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix) to challenge her algorithm by letting her experience new emotions (she has a robotic orgasm) and gets to explore the complexities of life (she learns to feel jealously).
So what has all this got to do with entrepreneurship?
As a human and as an artist-entrepreneur your ultimate goal in life should be to help others to feel more. Whether it’s creating a platform that brings people together (Facebook), delivering a service that gives someone more time with their children or creating a product that reveals a side to someone they never thought they had before, you are here because you have something inside you that unlocks something inside somebody else.
The Internet offers an amazing opportunity for anyone anywhere in the world to help somebody else to feel more and that gets me really excited. Humans need each other. They need you.
What are you holding back on?