Very true! Reblogging it because it captures the true essence.
Originally posted on don't follow the herd:
Why being broke is the best start-up strategy there is.
Startups are hard, but not because entrepreneurs don’t have an appetite for hard work. Rather, it’s the constant rejection, the inability to convince people of your glorious vision, and the ever present threat of failure that make pushing forward seem like reckless insanity. The secret to startup success is in embracing that insanity.
I look back to opening the first restaurant, at a time when I had no money, no network, a few close friends, and a cat named Monty, so named for his awkward resemblance to one Mr. Burns. He wouldn’t win any beauty contests, but he had the kind of human personality to make you think twice about the possibility of reincarnation. Opening day of the restaurant, after pulling a complete 30 hour work day to get it open, Monty got hit by a bus.
I got the…
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