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1 point by kahlilfx 10 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite
The startup community typically spotlights founders first and executives second. Though said pattern is warranted, there exists a third element essential to the startup ecosystem - the startup professional.

Jason Calcanis brilliantly stated "You don’t have what it takes".* In other words, everyone essential to the startup world is not founder material; yet that does not limit their ecosystemic value..nor passion for innovation.

Most startup professionals are actually MULTI-professionals with the ability to switch roles (and functions) at a moment's notice. They're typically motivated by creative ideas and uncharted terrain.

To the startup professional, the unknown is more opportunity for success than possibility of failure; and, most importantly, they're inspired more by organizational change than a bi-weekly paycheck.

* http://calacanis.com/2015/09/20/you-dont-have-what-it-takes/

Kahlil Crawford 224.226.3869 California




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