Is Passion for Your Business Helpful or Harmful?

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-17

There is no "one right way" to build a company. 

As a result, entrepreneurs seeking guidance will always be given contradictory advice on how to build their business, from both "experts" and the uninformed alike. Ultimately, it is up to the entrepreneur to evaluate the opinions they receive and pursue the path they feel is best for them. 

The Startup Lean presents two differing viewpoints on key entrepreneurial topics for you to decide which way you lean.

This week's topic centers on passion for your business:

This Week's Topic:
Is it valuable to have passion for your business?
"Running a startup is a grind. It requires absolute dedication, commitment and drive – even when things seem hopeless. When I’ve seen extreme success up close I can tell you it comes with absolute dedication to being number one 24/7 to the point of crowding out nearly everything else in your life."

Mark Suster (General Partner, Upfront Ventures)
Why Your Startup is More Likely to Succeed if You’re Authentic and Passionate
"The danger in a startup is that passion can lead to ‘blindness’. Passionately persisting in your own isolated beliefs will not equate into a profitable business. It is far better to be a passionate listener and be passionately open and willing to change your path based on feedback and new insights."

Paul Foster (Founder & CEO, The Business Therapist)
The Dangers of Passion in a Business Startup
Which Way Do You Lean?

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