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Is Your Startup Solving the Right Kind of Problem?

Yes, startups are supposed to solve problems, but not all problems are solvable.

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I remember thinking the idea for my first startup was brilliant. I even remember the moment I had it. I was sitting at a baseball game with a buddy, the stadium had tons of empty seats, and I thought: “Why did I spend so much money on my tickets…




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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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