I want to be my own boss, and be in control.
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The most frustrating, explaining your idea to people and see they don't understand it. The most rewarding, when you finally come up with a simple and clear explanation that everyone gets and buys into.
Bad hiring decisions
1. Focus on one thing and be the best at it.
2. Make sure you and your co-founders have aligned expectations
3. Hire based on cultural fit more than pure skill