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 ...