I agree with most of this but I still end up viewing the libertarian view as the only one internally consistent and respectful of human value.
As a libertarian I can still respect the individuals, something that is not consistent with the liberal or conservative view that view them as a group: “the opressed” or “the…
Agree with this 100%. I would say that processes are a time saver, at least for me. I don’t have to re-invent the wheel or spend precious brain-cycles deciding what the next step in eg a recruiting process is. For recruiting we just use a recruiting process from another successful startup. Once we need it and have the time/energy we can innovate it, but not our core focus.
On the flip side of this, when you’re young you’re not expected to be great at everything — a startup can take a bet on someone smart and unproven that is willing to learn. But as you get older you don’t get that chance.
This doesn’t ring true to me. It’s only valued at that level by the people who participated in the transaction. There’s no such thing as a “true” valuation. Each valuation is tied to a specific transaction. The more transactions the better since that means more people seem to agree on the valuation.
I think the biggest problem with revenue is that it’s a trailing metric. Ie, you release a new feature in your product, it takes your sales team a few months to start pitching it, and another few months before you start seeing it in higher order values or lower churn.
But this is just what history tells us about successful companies — winner takes it all. Compare Google vs the second biggest engine. Do you even know which one that is? Or the third? Or the fourth? In software it just seems like there is such a positive scale effect of being biggest that being biggest is the only way to create a lasting company. If…
This statement is more of a testament to your insecurity as a founder than a statement about what other people think. People start business for different reasons. I have never met someone who thinks it’s “boring” to have a job they enjoy. Not everyone want to start the next Uber.