Getting out of the startup rat race
Josh Pigford

Let me introduce a story entitled, “The Tortoise and the Hare.”

Seriously, I completely understand how easy it is to become unduly influenced by the old adage that states: When in Rome…

You deserve to be commended for pulling back on the throttle in time to avert a real calamity. Even more so, for writing to share it. Both are signs of emotional intelligence and personal integrity. These are invaluable traits.

In the bigger scheme of things, hockey stick growth is not so much a myth as it is a relatively rare phenomenon. Unfortunately, it’s become touted as the be all end all for a start up, and it’s fostered unrealistic expectations for too many.

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