So, an acuqaintence of mine who is someone whose opinion I respect on the nitty gritty in the dirt of startups just had a new baby.
I was thinking about how distracting that can be. How the new blessing can put pressure on the parent's relationships.How financial stress impacts everything. How lack of sleep impacts everything.
And then I realized -- wow -- that is just like being a parent isn't it?
So, what have you learned about start-ups by being a parent?
My CEO just had a baby and it was definitely a learning experience for us (plus I have several very new parents on my team). This stuff is not new to me, but I am still learning and it will come in handy for me.
So here are the random lessons I have picked up so far:
There are a lot of great comments here but some are answering a different question. I believe the question here is: What parenting skills can you transfer to your startup? Here is my take: