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Discussion on: How I lost 1 year of life doing failed crypto startup

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László Károlyi

At some places your sentences were hilarious to read in a good way (I've had polish colleagues before, so I know the unintentional but hilarious mistakes they make while speaking English), and I also like your enthusiasm and willpower.

However, you'll see as you get older, that you start to work smarter, not harder. I'm very suspicious of startups these days, because 9 out of 10 will fail within the first year, much worse they will leave you with a lack of purpose and a sense of wasted time since they have no well laid out future plans and provide nothing new of value in the first place. Yet they will try to lure you with buzzwords to "be a part of something great", which most likely will never happen.

But then again, as for your private endeavors: if you never try, you'll never succeed, so fail fast.

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Przemysław Thomann Author

I've translated Facebook posts from Polish to English directly in browser just for making screenshot (and I know sound a little wired). Anyway I understand what you mean with that English.

In my case I am still in blockchain and crypto and I still love that space. I think I would be much more disappointed and angry about that year if I've spent it on something what I started to consider as a lie or "waste of time" after all. But I believe purpose perception is subjective. Personally I still think that "tokens" can offer a lot but it's too early to utilize it and for sure it's not easy (cheap) topic.

According to 'fail fast' - I understand it much more now. Thanks for comment!