This is a fasinating talk (lecture at Stanford University) from mega-entrepreneur Steve Blank about the differences between a Scalable Startup and a Large Company. Talk gets really good about 30 minutes in ;)
Adam Neary, founder of Profitably, recounts an honest and complete review of 2 very grueling rounds of startup financing.
"Profitably just closed $1.1M, and I think I am feeling every emotion at once. While the rest of the team is ready to go out and celebrate (and has earned it!), I feel like I could use a nap, a hug, a good cry, and then perhaps a Manhattan or two..."
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"It's a lie to think that you're not good enough... it's a lie to think that you're not worth anything. You are beautiful. You are gorgeous just the way you are!"
According to Aristotle, Socrates, St. Augustine, and Maslow... theses are The Four Levels of Happiness:
INSTANT GRATIFICATION (new clothes, a new car, a new house, etc.) provides short-lived Happiness (a few days, a few weeks, a few months) because it is based on THINGS, which are external to the self. We soon get bored and want someTHING new.
Joseph Warren is a visionary entrepreneur, startup coach, speaker and evangelist for entrepreneurship.