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The Biggest Threat to a Successful Startup Isn’t What You Think

And it’s much closer than you realize…

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Back when I was a young founder with few resources and tons of work to do, I used to fantasize about raising lots of venture capital so I could afford to hire a big team. In my mind, every problem I had could be solved with more people.




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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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