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Sorry to hear about all of this.

As a repeat solo founder and bootstrapper, I have an intense desire to spend the maximum amount of time satisifying my customers by helping them solve their problems. Sure, this approach often leaves a bundle on the table, but so what; lots of us just want to accomplish a lot and have fun building stuff and helping others, regardless of the payback.

I'm so glad I chose this way when I read stuff like this:

...long and sordid history...

...should own a substantial amount of Cruise’s equity...

...interfering with the pending Cruise/GM merger...

...offering to give Jeremy a lot of his own money...

...avoid a protracted litigation...

...worked incredibly hard to settle this claim amicably...

...obvious ridiculousness of it...

...incredible bummer these situations have to happen...

...least sensible professional situations...

...unfortunately these situations are not uncommon...

...I place myself at risk talking about this...

...say something before the lawyers can stop me...

...such behavior not be tolerated...

...personally involved all day on Friday...

...time pressure because of the pending merger...




Soliciting the levels of financial investment needed for Cruise to be successful would be difficult if the founders expressed the same sentiment, that they're trying to solve a problem regardless of the payback.

I don't think any business is immune to legal trouble. I sincerely hope you don't experience any yourself (ever), but if you do you may find yourself using similar language.




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