Fair point, Calvin Miguel, maybe I am “just an employee”. I hope that’s not how you view the people who work at your company. But I digress.
All I was trying to say was that, in my opinion, a good founder doesn’t ask people to work for free, hoping that somewhere down the line they might get paid or hired, if the company succeeds. In that scenario, if the company doesn’t gain any traction and fails, the people who have the most to lose are the employees.
The way I see it, any founder who’s okay with asking their employees to shoulder all the risk of their startup idea isn’t much of a leader.
Maybe that’s what makes a good entrepreneur, I don’t know. But if being an entrepreneur means asking others to work for free so you can pursue your startup idea at little to no risk to yourself, then I don’t want to be an entrepreneur.
To be clear, though, I don’t know anything about you or your company. Neither my original article nor my comments here are meant to be personal affronts. They’re just my opinion. You have every right to disagree.