The right way to start a company
Sam Gerstenzang

One version of the Silicon Valley founding myth is that founders start companies because they feel pained about the world as it is.

My take on it is that those pained founders break out into two groups. The first is pained bc of something external in the world that they want to fix / improve. The other is pained bc they are not sufficiently recognized in the world and start companies for reasons of ego.

Sam Gerstenzang, my guess is that you aren’t finicky enough to be in the first group or ego-pained enough to be in the second.

Maybe instead you’re destined for an awesome non-founder career trajectory a la Josh Elman.

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