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Is It Time to Give Up on Your Startup Dreams?

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“I’m not sure what to do,” he said. A young founder was sitting across from me, tears welling in the corners of his eyes. He’d had some modest success. He’d raised $500k in seed funding. He had a handful of customers. He’d gotten some press coverage. But he was grappling with one of those moments of self-doubt every entrepreneur has dozens… hundreds… maybe thousands of times during their careers. “Things just…




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Aaron Dinin, PhD

Aaron Dinin, PhD

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @

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