Yesterday was MLK Day, a holiday initiated by Ronald Reagan to honor Martin Luther King, an iconic American civil rights leader. Today, we revisit the man but with a different lens — Martin Luther King, the startup entrepreneur and leader.
King, famously, brought the concepts of civil disobedience and non-violent protest to what had been an extraordinarily violent subject. In this manner, he converted a vision into action without damaging the world in the process.
In Vietnam, some wag said, “We had to destroy the village to save it.” King said, “We have to save the country without doing any damage along the way.”