Reality Check: Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, Not a Cruise

I love this: So completely true. Vivek Wadhwa calls out the all-too-common talks by successful entrepreneurs who supposedly “sailed smoothly to success.” He corrects that in Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, Not a Cruise, on the Wall Street Journal:

Vivek Wadhwa Entrepreneurship

Don’t be fooled. Entrepreneurship is never like that. You fail constantly, suffer setbacks at every turn, and live with the fear that you won’t be able to make payroll or that your product won’t work. You have to deal with disgruntled employees, unhappy customers and concerned investors. Even when you achieve success, you wake up the next morning and find that everything is falling apart—that even before you’ve gotten over the hangover you have another big headache.

This is an important reminder. It’s certainly my experience, and I’m glad to see Vivek taking this to the readers of the Wall Street Journal.

This should be obvious, but reminders are good.


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