The chances are, no matter how open minded you believe yourself to be, there’s a hill you’re ready to die on. It might not be as major as that CEO’s, and your business might not depend on it, but it’s there. For me, that used to be the idea that I had to found a huge tech startup, the next Google, in order to validate myself as an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurs: pick your battles.
Jon Westenberg
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I feel like this applied to me at some point, and will apply to me again. Why do we even need this validation? Is it a manifestation of our commitment to our ideals, or are we just trying to preserve what’s left of our egos?