Startup Thinking for the Long Term

Wade Foster from Zapier asks the question: “Are You Really Sure You’re Ready to Start a Startup?”

Look back at any 7 year period in your life. You can probably count several major life events in any 7 year period. So when you begin a startup, make sure to think long term. Will you still want to do this if a family member gets sick? Will you want to do this if you have kids? Will you want to do this when _____ happens? If the answer is “no”, then you’ve saved yourself a lot of unnecessary heartache. You should seriously think twice before starting your own startup.

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Recently named as one of the Top 20 Big Data Influencers by Forbes Magazine, Rich Brueckner is an avid writer, publisher, and technology pundit focused on high performance computing. He acquired in 2010 and has since expanded his online publications to include inside-BigData, inside-Startups, and The Exascale Report. With over 25 years of HPC experience at Cray Research, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, Rich is known to many in the industry as “the guy in the Red Hat.” When he’s not working, Rich keeps busy writing fiction, cartoons, and parody films. You can check out his stories: Angels of Silence, The Observer Effect, The Three Magi of Katrina, Seven Meals from Chaos, Friends of the Fallen, The Guardian’s End, and Ghosts of the Indian Herb. He has also penned some short film scripts including: Jigsaw Falling into Place and Bardo. In non-fiction, Rich contributed the Foreword to Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Dark Gravity, a book about the Big Bang by Dr. Stephen Perrenod. He also wrote the Foreword to 72 Beautiful Galaxies, an interactive iBook by Dr. Stephen Perrenod. Rich lives and works in Portland, Oregon.