Among the many tools in an entrepreneur's arsenal, the resume plays a central role in establishing legitimacy and of convincing authoritative value to others.
Here, New York Times columnist David Brooks advocates that entrepreneurs should be less concerned with striving for the best possible resume, and more concerned with the quality of their eulogy.
Society indeed rewards the resume. But, brooks points out that you cannot value and individual by only examining the bottom line. People are too complex and demand a greater, or more profound, examination of their life achievements and how to characterize them.