In the early days of a startup, we have everything at stake. Chances of failing are more than making big. It is important to have a solid founding team who can go against all odds. Each one of us has to be open with our goals and should have priorities aligned with the organization.
Most companies were built to last for 10-15 years before the VC era. Unlike growth at all costs resulting in raise, burn, hire, fire.
Lucky are the founders whose founding team sticks together in a crisis.
As a founding member of team patience, perseverance and belief pay more than regular salary in the longer run. Young millionaires in the valley are also founding members of Google, Yahoo, Facebook et all.