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Entrepreneurial Reality Distortion

Payam Banazadeh, Capella Space
In conversation with: Matt Harvey, Stanford University

Capella Space founder and CEO Payam Banazadeh describes the central lesson from his time at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The idea that anything is possible, which Banazadeh reframes as “entrepreneurial reality distortion.” But just because everything is possible, he finds, doesn’t mean that the first iteration of a product needs to be perfect.