Don't let VCs (or anyone) define greatness for you

Don't let VCs (or anyone) define greatness for you

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“A great man is always willing to be little.“ - Ralph Waldo Emerson If you unquestionably know what you want to do with your life, stop reading this post. If you’re still here, and you’re like me, you struggle constantly with purpose and meaning.  And when pressed for a...
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