Very true. I would say the same is applicable for early employees in a startup. While the glitz and glamour of a startup success allures them, the sacrifices scare off many after a few months. In many ways entrepreneurship — early stage startups are becoming similar to aspiring to be Hollywood or rock stars. Many enter — few prevail. By the way, selfies with entrepreneurs and CEOs is at an all time high!
Successful or not, being an entrepreneur really makes you appreciate another entrepreneur — until you have lived it yourself, it is hard to fathom the hard work and dedication that is required in leading a business. Career Choice Conundrum is a related article on helping kids find the right roles and careers.