Eric Karjaluoto on the fallacy of individual wins and benefiting from the one force that every great business success has leveraged: The Wave:

Henry Ford didn’t invent the automobile; he rode the assembly-line wave.

Mary Kay Ash didn’t invent cosmetics; she rode the direct-sales wave.

Andrew Carnegie didn’t invent steel; he rode the building wave.

Steve Jobs didn’t invent computers; he rode the digital wave.

Anita Roddick didn’t invent soap; she rode the ethical business wave.

Larry and Sergey didn’t invent search; they rode internet wave.

Chip Wilson didn’t invent stretchy-pants; he rode the yoga wave.

Jeff Bezos didn’t invent book sales; he rode the ecommerce wave.