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The Tech Entrepreneur's Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, and Cash In for Success by Bernd Schoner

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CHAPTER 13

Corporate Life

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering—and it’s all over much too soon.

—WOODY ALLEN (1935–)

Entrepreneurs are known to loathe the earn-out years following the acquisition of their company. So much so that some of us forfeit a significant financial upside just to escape from this modern form of “indentured servitude” as quickly as possible.

Not I! I woke up the day after the acquisition with a strange sensation of calm. I was going to have job security for a few years, and I didn’t really need to think about the future for a while. What a relief after a decade of worrying! There would be enough opportunity ...

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