An Idea vs. a Tool/Vehicle; a Ship vs. a Destination

Someone says: “I want to be a billionaire!”

Question: Is this the same as “I want to start a (presumably successful) company!”?

Since there are many different ways to become a billionaire, I assume starting a company is a tool or a vehicle to get to the destination or the wish/want/the goal of being a billionaire.

Many want to start a company. However, is the idea or the goal clear? Are you desiring the vehicle? Or do you want to get to the destination?

Getting to the Dinner Date — Pitching to Investors

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I was roaming around the University of Chicago Booth School of Business when I stumbled upon an interesting video playing on the bulletin board. First, it was about pitching! Cool! I’m interested. Secondly, it was a female professor talking about pitching. Excellent, I’m ready to see some diversity. I stayed to watch more. Then, as she talked, it got me really, really excited. So much so that I yelled “yes!” repeatedly at the screen. What she said in the video was so true! You are not (just) asking for money; you are building — and going into — a relationship!

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