This is a fake image of a newspaper displaying a line graph representing publicly-traded stock.
This is a fake image of a newspaper displaying a line graph representing publicly-traded stock.
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash — This is what private company stock looks like, right? In a newspaper and not in English.

Given the title, it’s highly likely you’re a designer who is possibly considering joining a tech startup. Congrats on the bold move! Not everyone has the right temperament, resolve, or patience to successfully jump into startup land and make a true go of it, and I trust you’ve considered all of the pros and cons that come with joining a startup.

In San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and other parts of the United States, startups are becoming more and more a way of life for designers. Remarkable innovations become possible when people combine passion, talent, and eliminate big-corporation bureaucracy. …

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Design leader with 20+ years of experience crafting brands, products, and successful design teams. Startup advisor, sarcastic jerk.

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