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The following are small guidelines provided by experienced startup founds and investors, on the reasons you should or should not do a startup.

https://matt-rickard.ghost.io/reasons-to-do-a-startup


On Patrick Collison’s (the co-founder and CEO of Stripe) personal site, he has a page for “Advice.” It provides some life advice for readers aged 10-20, but under the 20-30 section, he puts, “If you’re 20–30: I don’t know yet. I plan to think about this when I’m 35-40.” I call this the Collison Principle of Advice:

Don’t give advice until enough time has passed to gain proper perspective and understanding

So on the topic of “Reasons to Start a Startup,” I defer to the experts. I have my reasons, but I’ll have to wait a few years (at least) to dispense that advice. So here are Marc Andreessen, Paul Graham, and Elad Gil’s thoughts on the topic — startup veterans who have both started companies and met and evaluated thousands of startup founders.

Good reasons to do a startup (Marc Andreessen, Why not to do a startup)

Reasons to not do a startup (Marc Andreessen, Why not to do a startup)

Forms of desperation that motivate founders to start companies (Elad Gil, Startups are an act of desperation):

Bad reasons to avoid doing a startup (Paul Graham, Why To Not Not Start a Startup)

Good reasons not to avoid doing a startup (Paul Graham, Why To Not Not Start a Startup)

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