"This time it's different." Investors and founders live and die by this cliché, and cynics mock them when things go wrong. I think about this concept frequently because to be focused on cleantech today inherently means I believe this time is different.
Love it Kevin - keep spreading your positive energy and Ill aim to do the same. Optimism does carry ideas and paths forward. It is only those that can find solutions to challenges that succeed, versus those that just point out the challenge. Most challenges are fairly obvious - but solutions, and even more importantly, optimistic people to carry out the execution of those solutions is paramount to success.