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We Turned Our Startup’s Biggest Weakness Into Our Biggest Strength — The Payoff Was Enormous

With the right strategy, the thing harming your company could become the thing that helps you take it to the next level.

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My co-founder and I used to argue. A lot.




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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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