| ||Ask HN: Working Hours of Actual Startups?|
6 points by dstorrs on Oct 1, 2009 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments |
|The lore of the startup is 100+ hours a week, always-on, check your family at the door. There are plenty of blog entries (including PG's) and books to support this. Lately, I'm even starting to see items about people using Provigil (aka Modafinil) to increase their available work hours.|
On the other hand, I also see a (smaller) number of counterarguments, e.g. that the decisions you make are more important than the hours you work.
I tend to be in the first camp myself (I certainly was at my last startup), but this has me curious. I'm sure HN is full of current and former entrepreneurs--what are your experiences?
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