The next time you walk by a coffee shop, peer inside. Take in the variety of people in line or seated. Men and women in business attire. Parents with strollers. College students studying. High school kids joking. Couples deep in conversation. Retired folks reading newspapers and talking politics. And, of course, scores of people sitting in front of laptops searching, downloading, listening, reading and writing books, blogs, business plans, résumés, letters, e-mails, instant messages, texts . . . whatever their hearts desire. Consider how many of those people furiously clicking away on keyboards and scribbling ideas on napkins might be working to create the next Google, Alibaba, or Facebook, or composing a novel or a piece of music. Maybe they're falling in love with someone sitting next to them. Or making a friend.
Howard Schultz - Onward