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  • Writer's pictureDaniel Kraft

Founders Songs: A Million Dreams from the „The Greatest Showman“

This time the Founder Song comes from Anika Jessen, the founder of achtmeter. She shares what motivates her as a startup founder:


“First and foremost, the movie tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus. His founding journey is a true inspiration as it shows that no one can built „The Greatest Show on Earth“ without making painful mistakes.


🎵 They can say, they can say I've lost my mind 🎵 I don't care, I don't care, so call me crazy 🎵 We can live in a world that we design

Founding a company starts with an idea. We dream of a world where something exists that does not yet. Holding on to that dream is so very important for me as a founder. It gives me the energy to push through the hard times.


So there is the movie and the lyrics but there is also the melody: so powerful, multi-facetted and so thrilling. Words I would use to describe my journey as a founder as well.”



Thanks Anika, for bringing this to our attention and to share with our coaching clients in the startup community. We couldn’t agree more with Anika. The song is like a startup pitch deck in music. My favorite lines are:


🎵 'Cause every night I lie in bed 🎵 The brightest colours fill my head 🎵 A million dreams are keeping me awake 🎵 I think of what the world could be 🎵 A vision of the one I see

How would you describe your journey of bringing an idea to life?






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