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"I was under the impression, from reading his essays, that Paul was against single founders because they might give up too easily, so a founder who sticks to his idea would be desirable."

Discussion of determination vs flexibility: http://paulgraham.com/founders.html http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1820561




I see. However, when your users like your service so much that they volunteer their time building browser extensions and integrating it into their services, I don't think it's "too stubborn" to follow through...

EDIT: I realise that's not the point you were making, I am just commenting with my thoughts on the matter.


No comment on this specific scenario. I don't know you, and what do I know anyway? But it's so hard to distinguish 'determination' from 'stubbornness' that I've decided those labels are useless. No matter which you are, people will call you stubborn until you succeed.


I know, I reflected that in my edit. I agree with the latter, I think history decides if your stubbornness was misplaced or not.


Max Levchin: "Being an entrepreneur is not about being in love with an idea, it's about being in love with running a company." http://www.quora.com/Max-Levchin/What-are-your-greatest-less...

When he puts it like that, I'm not sure I'm an entrepreneur.




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