Keeping Up Morale During a Start-up

Joel Spolsky of the always-excellent Joel On Software has a new article up on Inc. Magazine’s site. He interviews Jessica Livingston (founder of a group of Angel Investors) regarding why start-ups fail.

Paul Graham, Jessica’s husband and partner in Y Combinator, has tackled this subject on his website. “The biggest reason founders stop working on their start-ups is that they get demoralized,” he writes. “Some people seem to have unlimited self-generated morale. These almost always succeed. At the other extreme, there are people who seem to have no ability to do this; they need a boss to motivate them. In the middle there is a large band of people who have some, but not unlimited, ability to motivate themselves. These can succeed through careful morale management (and some luck).”

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