Undervaluing and under-monetising their work!
I’m thinking here of people like Ryan Dahl, the creator of NodeJS, who built a product used by hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and millions of developers world-wide, but made only a fraction of the profits that the VCs behind Nodejitsu made.
This is not to slight investors – I’m an investor myself (on a vastly smaller scale). Just to warn my future senior developer self to be on the lookout for monetisation opportunities, and not let them slip away into the hands of those who are more aware of the financial and business side of things.
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