Startup wizard Paul Graham’s essays are so good, I give one of them to high school graduates as a gift to read.
Today’s guest post is his essay about the naturalness of being your own boss and/or working in a startup.
In my experience, the energy and excitement (perhaps partly due to the risk) of those situations exceeds that of any normal business – but I have no doubt there are exceptions.
In fact, if your not-really-a-startup-anymore-business has the energy of a startup, I’d like to hear about it. One obvious example would likely be working for NASA in the late 1960s, but there are surely others – and more current examples.