10 December 2012

What's It Like To Be Startup Founder?

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What Is It Like To Be A Startup Founder? - Forbes: " . . . You wake up in the middle of the night and start fixing it. At the end of it, you don’t feel any resentment that you have lost your sleep, just sheer tiredness and a sense of mild satisfaction. While monetary aspects are not important, you are constantly trying to plot ways to make your baby really worthy for all the stakeholders involved. You want this baby to be something you can proudly call upon. While you are jealously guarding your baby, you are also getting the kid a lot of good company. The team grows bigger. The baby slowly grows up, and you start realizing that it no longer listens to some of your commands. You realize that you cannot keep micromanaging, and you let the kid evolve with a life of its own. You still act like the guide and the mentor, but you stay away from micromanaging. Someday, the baby grows so big that you can no longer hold it. It wants to go places, and you are no longer its main friend. So, you get external management or get your baby acquired. That is the teary part of your entrepreneurial day, but you also know that you have succeeded. You know how many people long to have a kid who grew so perfect and now gets a life of its own...."

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