Tracy Tanner, M.B.A.

Tracy Tanner, M.B.A.

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Pandemic Observations of The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and The Startup Journey

An idea was born in 2019,
Business modeling…think LEAN.
With the what and who decided,
Dreams and reality collided.

A great team with expertise
All can’t “hang in” with ease.
Presentations! Who’s critiquing, who’s talking?
Don’t do this, one minute too that!

Brainstorming and ideas flying…
Adrenalin and optimism keep one trying.
Adaptability and creativity give equal time
Focused on a new workplace paradigm.

The world of the siloed ecosystem;
A pitching, judging, and mentoring gem.
Great for those with savvy and GPS
And for others, nothing but stress.

Some fish for a market, casting wide nets
Only to settle on a few bets.
Have the “hot ticket” in upcoming industries?
Lending attention as one pleases.

Entering 2020 with real hope,
Now just trying to cope.
Worldwide confusion but focused on a cure
All in this together that’s for sure.

“Wasn’t ‘19 left behind?”,
A good pipeline was thought to be mined.
The months breeze by…Zoom! Zoom!
Can we get out of this room?!

In lock-step with partners long-term
All we really want is to, “Kill this germ!”
Focused and hopeful through it all
It’s now what is called…”the new normal”.



  1. Tracy – I discovered in 1989 the same thing I am discovering today in 2020 – that with a computer on my desk in my home office, my voice could reach around the world. My first technology book was published internationally and had impact around the world. People wrote me and told me they used it to build businesses! I learned the principle that technology dissolved boundaries imposed by the human body. We are learning this lesson again. “Entrepreneur” will mean something new as we learn how to reach across boundaries and make use of the incredible gift we are being given. Who needs a jet airplane when you have a Zoom call ?

    1. Hello Michael! Thank you for your comments. “Dissolving the Divides” is my mantra. It is so key for all of us to evolve as human beings. I will be reaching out for a call. Thank you for keeping the conversation going.

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