Outstanding article Sam!
I have interacted with dozens of would-be-entrepreneurs that never launch, and a very common theme is their passion is primarily “I want to be my own boss.”
Unfortunately that usually means they don’t understand how to:
- work in teams
- adopt lessons learned
- engage in six-sigma to ‘build-it-right’ with an agile quality culture from day one
- collaborate with other start-ups
- respond positively to the first demanding paying customer, who for any successful business must ultimately be the boss and source of 90%+ of innovation going forward