On September 1, 2008, fourteen days before the financial collapse, I stood on the 3rd story roof of the business I had just launched and looked out at the horizon with a deep understanding of why I was going into "business."
I quote the word business because being "in business" was not my intent. In other words, I did not start a business solely to be in business, but rather to help build a better community. I knew that myself and my team were the right people to do it. We had a vision and the resolve to reach for it.