2 years ago
Startups are not magic. They don’t change the laws of wealth creation. They just represent a point at the far end of the curve. There is a conservation law at work here: if you want to make a million dollars, you have to endure a million dollars’ worth of pain. For example, one way to make a million dollars would be to work for the Post Office your whole life, and save every penny of your salary. Imagine the stress of working for the Post Office for fifty years. In a startup you compress all this stress into three or four years. You do tend to get a certain bulk discount if you buy the economy-size pain, but you can’t evade the fundamental conservation law. If starting a startup were easy, everyone would do it. Cite Arrow Paul Graham on "How to Make Wealth"
  1. dailyharpoon reblogged this from wayasthesky
  2. flowlow71 reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  3. gromzie reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  4. bryceluxe reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  5. klaatu reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  6. zerogravitythinkers reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  7. warofcurrents reblogged this from spenserstevens
  8. shoeshinebrewingco reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  9. spenserstevens reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  10. watchtheparade reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  11. designbycl reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  12. joryland reblogged this from everbigger
  13. machine-gun-kid reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  14. devlynvanloon reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  15. fujiyaygriffo reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  16. lakeerieyachtclub reblogged this from youmightfindyourself
  17. the--rive reblogged this from youmightfindyourself