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Miranda

You're not in a mad race against the big guy.

This is huge and something everyone needs to know. People stop themselves before even trying because of a perceived obstacle that may not even exist. Or, as you said, they try to compete against time, when they have all of the time to learn and grow.

I've heard that many things fail just because people didn't stick with them long enough to see the rewards.

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Mike Bybee

This is why I don't fall for the antitrust stuff. If a company is wildly successful, there's always room (at least in a mostly free economy) for a little guy to make a nice chunk of change alongside (and possibly get bought out by) them for an even bigger chunk of change (though maybe be careful if Amazon comes along talking about acquiring you, and definitely don't let them peek at your tech stack).