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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 14. Do you want to start a startup?

One of the most appealing dreams of many software developers is to start their very own startup. A startup has a huge potential for reward, but is also extremely risky. I know many software developers who’ve devoted years of their lives to creating a startup, only to eventually fail and be worse off than when they started.

But if you’ve got a good idea—and perhaps, more importantly, the passion and drive to follow through with it—you might find it’s worth the risk of starting your own company from the ground up.

In this chapter, we’ll explore what exactly startups are, how you can get started with one, and some of the potential risks and rewards involved in becoming a founder (the name given to someone ...

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