For better or for worse, I am a huge musical theater nerd and nothing has stoked the fires of my love of bursting into song at the cue of a word or phrase more than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.

(It’s true. The occasional cabinet rap battle breaks out in my kitchen at dinner time.)

Hamilton has changed the landscape of American musical theater. On the one hand, it harkens back to deep rooted musical theater traditions while completely revolutionizing it at the same time. It’s playful and serious, respectful and irreverent.

In short, it’s magic.

While it’s enjoyable all on its own, one day I found my mind churning over the two main characters: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. I think I’ve made a connection there that can help us as we chart our own paths as entrepreneurs.

May you be satisfied by this episode of The Unsexy Side.

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