Enthusiasm is Not a Substitute for Caution

This morning was my son’s first day of school and he was extremely excited to get going. In fact, he would have ran across the street to his school without looking if I hadn’t stopped him. His elation overtook his ability to evaluate peril. This reminded me of how entrepreneurs can rush into a startup without taking the time ascertain and address potential issues.

For example, co-founders can let their passion and enthusiasm for their startup (and trust in their co-founder) substitute for practices that will protect and enhance both them and the startup company. I wrote an article about issues co-founders should discuss titled “Keep Your Startup Co-Founder Closer.” Check it out if you haven’t already.

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