This is a post for Moms and Dads, Aunts and Uncles who consult.
I’ve been around start-ups for several years. I’ve advised them, I’ve watched them, and I’ve even joined a few start-ups. I’ve come to the conclusion that start-ups are like toddlers. 1. They misbehave. 2. They say “no!” 3. They get into things that are dangerous for their health. 4. I’ve even seen the occasional tantrum. On the other hand, 1. They’re adorable! 2. Their enthusiam is contagious. 3. They make you smile. 4. You want to pick them up and kiss and hug them.
Not all startups make it, but the ones with passion and unbridled energy are the ones that add color and vitality to your career experience.