we call them ‘visionary pragmatists’, founders who balance the right level of idealism and lunacy with respect and acceptance of the daily grind and need to care about the small things.
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I love the way you put this. I agree this mix is super important for great founders and founding teams. Sometimes you can get there in a mix of founders / key early employees. I often said what made senior people Thumbtack successful was having the right mix of “pragmatism and idealism”, which is exactly what you’re getting at.