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Founder's Journey: Getting out of the startup rat race

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I’m done. I’m bowing out of the startup rat race.

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Josh Pigford
@shpigford · Founder of Baremetrics, maker of beards.
I’m done. I’m tapping out. I’m bowing out of the startup rat race. No, we’re not shutting down Baremetrics. Very much the opposite. I’m just finished subscribing to and following the traditional startup mentality as we build our company. In June 2016, I realized we had less than two months of runway left. We had an existential crisis on our hands, the kind … See more

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Josh Pigford
@shpigford · Founder of Baremetrics, maker of beards.
I’m done. I’m tapping out. I’m bowing out of the startup rat race. No, we’re not shutting down Baremetrics. Very much the opposite. I’m just finished subscribing to and following the traditional startup mentality as we build our company. In June 2016, I realized we had less than two months of runway left. We had an existential crisis on our hands, the kind … See more
Loic Jeanjean
@jjloic · Head of Marketing, Advisor Websites
Hi Josh, thank you for wearing your heart on your sleeve and sharing this story (and article on medium). I agree with your comment about Jason Lemkin vision on what it takes to be a successful CEO. You don't have to work 16hrs day, 7 days a week to make it. Don't get me wrong, I love SaaStr and he as been an inspiration for me for past 4 years, however, I fe… See more