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By silicon valley standards I think modest outcomes can make you rich. Consider bootstrapping and selling for $5m...

I do agree with the article in the sense that you need to have a relatively concrete vision and execute on that, then iterate repeatedly to a more grandiose vision. There are so many kids out here with $ signs in their eyes imagining Facebook or Google success without realizing all the stepping stones along the path.

There are of course more capital-intensive businesses where it's either worth a $100m or nothing at all, but even those have to start with a focused vision. Operationally a $100m biotech startup probably looks a lot like a $5m SaaS startup.




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