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Being a Lousy Employee Made Me a Successful Entrepreneur

Restless and rebellious desk jockeys, take heart

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Whenever a young person asks me how they can make a career out of being an entrepreneur, I try really hard not to disillusion them. But I feel like it’s my duty to warn them that being an entrepreneur is a terrible career choice.




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All I’m saying is… give ideas a chance!

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Joe Procopio

Joe Procopio

I’m a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Building & Exited ExitEvent & Automated Insights. More info at

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