re: Discussion: Is a Running a Massive Project equivalent to Running a Company VIEW POST


No, the goals are completely different.

Managing a project, your goal is only that the project "is good" (however you measure that).

Starting a company, your goal is only that you earn money. A good project might help with that, but not a lot. We know of at least a few successfull companies that didn't really offer that much but somehow did get a lot of funding. Wework comes to mind. On the other hand, good products can either go nowhere, which would be hard to find an example of, or get stolen and exploited by someone else, like Edison and arguably Jobs.

I found this out the hard way when I quit my job to go start a startup. I suck at getting money.


Thanks for the insights. Getting money is the key difference, noted!

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