Working Equally Hard Doesn't Net Equal Outcomes

If you've kept up with me here for a while, you know I read a fair number of books and many of them are of the entrepreneurial/inspirational variety.

Something that bothers me about this genre is the often laughable claims of self-reliance and the attitude that, "If I can do this, anyone can."

I guess that sells more books than telling people, "Look, I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, so don't try to get the same results as me."

But the latter would probably be more accurate. When people say, "I worked hard and succeeded and now you can too!" They often overlook the margin they had.

It's a lot easier to take risks when you have a college degree and a six-figure salary to fall back on.

I'm not saying they didn't work hard, but let's not pretend it's an equal playing field.

Karl Hughes