KISS Single Song Startup Secrets

Get this straight: The StoogesNotorious BIGSex Pistols or the Grateful Dead aint got nothin on KISS when it comes to entrepreneurial and startup advice.

And they do it in one single song. Here’s “I” from “The Elder”:

I was so frightened
I almost ran away
I didn’t know that I could do
Anything I needed to

And then a bolt of lightnin’
Hit me on my head
Then I began to see
I just needed to believe in me

Then I, I believe in me
And I, I believe in somethin’ more
Than you can understand
Yes, I believe in me

Then I, I believe in me
And I, I believe in somethin’ more
Than you can understand
Yes, I believe in me

They said, “I didn’t stand a chance”
I wouldn’t win no way
But I’ve got news for you
There’s nothin’ I can’t do

Ain’t no pretendin’
Ain’t no make believe
But I’ve got to be the one
I gotta do what must be done

Then I, I believe in me
And I, I believe in somethin’ more
Than you can understand
Yes, I believe in me

Then I, I believe in me
And I, I believe in somethin’ more
Than you can understand
Yes, I believe in me
I believe in me
Yes, I believe in me, yeah

I don’t need no money
I don’t need no fame, no
I just need to believe in me
And I know most definitely

Don’t need to get wasted
It only holds me down
I just need a will of my own
And the balls to stand alone

‘Cause I, I believe in me
And I, I believe in somethin’ more
Than you can understand
Yes, I believe in me

I believe in me
I believe in somethin’ more
Than you can understand
Yes, I believe in me

Yes, I believe in me
Yes, I believe in me
Yes, I believe in me

EDIT: and the best startup advice for startups comes from the KISS name itself: Keep It Simple (and) Stupid.

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