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Matt Haughey: Startup Lessons from a 40 year old

Metafilter's Matt Haughey gives his take on running a business for the long haul.

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"Metafilter founder Matt Haughey gave an inspiring talk at Webstock about being a 40-year-old Web geek who came of age in the Bay Area in the 1990s dotcom boom. Matt talks about finding work-life balance, and how hard that is to do if you follow the grow-big-fast model of Internet startups. He describes another way: growing slowly, working sane hours, self-funding, and producing "lifestyle" businesses that employ the founders and a few others in a relatively stable way that makes everyone happy and sustains them financially."
-via Cory Doctorow


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