Article by: Anna Vital
The best times in your life to start a business
At my law school graduation the buzz word was “experience”. People were going into law firms to get it, and then go on to do great things, like become partners and CEOs. Maybe… The other truth is most of us used that word to cushion the fact that the majority of those highly qualified people thought they were not ready to take any big risks, like starting a company. And when you don’t get what you want, just about the only silver lining you can get is that experience, even if it’s not positive.
So what makes smart, overqualified twenty-something delay going for the gold, and pursue “experience”? Aversion of risk. Obviously. Desire to delay hard decisions until life presents a better opportunity. On the other hand, the window of opportunity one has right after graduation…
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