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The Thrill and Adventure of Working at a Startup

, The Legal Intelligencer

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What's next on your bucket list ­professionally? Do you ever think of starting your own ­business or joining a startup? Working for a new enterprise can be exhilarating, especially when you prepare yourself. How do you do that? By surrendering to the fact that growth requires change, so nothing stays the same, and recognizing opportunities to be better, even if you have to quickly override your own decisions. When a business starts at ground zero, initial growth is ­exponential, requiring resilience and constant adaptation to the demands of it. Before doing it, I recommend a ­hard-nosed, ­clear-eyed assessment of your life and whether or not it's a good time to jump in as well as an evaluation of the potential benefits.

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