I am not convinced this is universal, but I’m willing to go with it being the default position. I’m working on several startups right now in addition to my consulting work. The one that really inspires my passion helps therapists take structured notes, and when it’s successful, I hope my passion for it continue and we never need to sell it.
An acquisition is always a failure
I never intended to become a tech entrepreneur. Growing up in Baltimore, I was focused on Legos, Game Boy, my parents’ video camera, and DOS computer games. I learned Photoshop so I could manipulate photos, and HTML so I could publish them. When video cameras with FireWire ports came out, I learned Premiere and After Effects so I could edit home movies and make ridiculous short films with hokey special effects. I uploaded them to blumpy.org, my crudely named personal website.