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Is any of this applicable to startups?
Actually, it’s especially true in startups where environments, which 30 years ago meant 80-hour weeks, but have increased to near 24/7.
Not only do we have difficulty maintaining personal boundaries with work because our lives and jobs are so enmeshed with technology, but we also feel intense pressure from our organizations to be “always on” and immediately responsive to calls and emails outside of normal working hours. –Knowledge @ Wharton
That’s a pretty accurate description of most founders and, like it of not, they are their company’s primary role model—the person everyone tries to channel.
But people are like batteries and down time is the equivalent of an alternator.
If the alternator on your car stops working and you keep driving eventually the battery dies.
Join me tomorrow for a look at downtime and founder responsibility.
Come back tomorrow for a look at the benefits of extending founder vision beyond your product.
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