Leda Writes for Fintech Futures: living in the not knowing

Dr Leda Glyptis 11:FS Foundry CEO
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Every Thursday, Leda Glyptis, CEO of 11:FS Foundry creates #LedaWrites. This week she examines innovation, with a side order of Shakespeare.

I am a profoundly impatient person. That much is a well known fact.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t give things the time they need to become whatever they need to become. It means I have no patience when it comes to giving people and organisations and situations time to decide whether they will choose to care to give things time to become.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

It’s bad enough in your personal life.

It’s as bad at work.

You know this. You have been there.

And the story runs like this.

We decide something is full of hope. We decide something is worth a punt. We fall for it. We do whatever alchemy is needed to embark on a journey together.



Endless due diligence.

Term sheets and value pool assessments. Projections and financial modelling galore.


Scripts and more modelling.



Long days. Long nights.

And we start.

We don’t know for sure what will happen. But we are willing to risk and try. And live in the not knowing

We embark upon the thing that we believe is full of hope. The thing that we believe is part of a future. A future we believe in. A future we want.

We don’t know for sure what will happen. But we are willing to risk and try. And live in the not knowing. Together. Until we know whether we were right or wrong and, by then, be a little wiser anyway about the ways of the world and ourselves and each other.

Yes I am really talking about digital transformation. But also love stories.

It’s not so bad, living in the not knowing.

Provided you don’t put yourself in the not trusting.

Because building the future is not about what you know. It’s about what you dare believe is possible even if the guys before you didn’t think it was. Even if you didn’t think it was possible before now.

Living in the not knowing is fine, while doing and dreaming and standing firm.

Read the whole story at Fintech Futures.