This article is a response to a prompt by Balaji Srinivasan on his task completion project, 1729.com. It will get much more personal than intellectual. I will use a compact version of my life story thus far — the familial, financial, educational, and professional parts — as anecdotal evidence to help shade the contrasts written by Balaji in Founding vs. Inheriting.

I also hope to draw in some similarities, as the world is not so binary as our computer-oriented logic prefers to fashion it, either true or false (1 or 0). In fact, as a natural phenomena, our human tendencies would better be…