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What Ted Cruz & Entrepreneurs Have in Common: Lack of Self-Awareness

Watching the government shutdown a couple months ago I was disgusted with Ted Cruz, his ego, and his utter lack of respect for the way the U.S. government functioned. For those of you who don’t know who Ted Cruz is, he is the Freshman Republican Senator from Texas who embarked on a quixotic mission to repeal Obamacare, despite the fact that he didn’t have the votes in the Senate and the Presidency was occupied by a Democrat. He was so committed he helped cause a government shutdown over it.

Cruz refused to compromise and steadfastly stuck to his position regardless of the reality that he didn’t have the votes to change any laws. In his hubris he viewed himself as a crusader, a “disrupter” you could say, of the status quo in Washington, a position that is...

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