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The Startup

My Co-Founder Was a Perfectionist, and It Ruined My Startup

Uber-talented people make crappy business partners

My first co-founder used to describe everything I produced as “half-assed.” He thought I was sloppy and had too much of a tendency for cutting corners. The code I wrote for our software was never clean enough. The marketing emails I drafted were never compelling enough. My…

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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 @ aarondinin.com