Ryan, thank you for the deep insights.
“Boyd knew he had a good a idea, but he questioned whether someone had already explored a similar line of inquiry. He didn’t want to waste his time. He worried the idea might be too simple. He needed to run the idea past more people first. He needed to look at the existing material. He needed to walk through its potential implications. This was a period of doubt and Socratic-questioning”.
“As we resolve these issues, ordinary passion is replaced with hardened purpose. We start to feel as Boyd did. We start to get excited again. But real excitement this time — not newness and naïveté. It is here that the draw-down period has come to an end, never to return.”