"It was about taking a risk and realizing in my twenties that: Who cares? Who cares if I end up a failure? One should accept failure.
I was unfortunate, and very fortunate, that there were some terrible things I lived through. Obviously we had 9/11, but in a year I had three very close friends that passed away, I had my mom who was battling cancer again.
...At a certain point I realized that no one is going to be here. No one is going to spoon-feed you anymore. No one is going to teach you anything. You've got to grab it."
--David Chang, the now 34-year-old founder of the immensely successful Momofuku restaurant group on why he initially decided to open his first restaurant in Manhattan. From a very interesting video interview (found via the bryce.vc blog.)
Image of David Chang via Esquire Magazine