Article | Harvard Business Review | February 2008

The Founder's Dilemma

by Noam Wasserman


Most entrepreneurs want to make a lot of money and to run the show. New research shows that it's tough to do both. If you don't figure out which matters more to you, you could end up being neither rich nor king.

Keywords: Business Growth and Maturation; Business Startups; Entrepreneurship; Profit; Growth and Development Strategy; Managerial Roles;


Wasserman, Noam. "The Founder's Dilemma." Harvard Business Review 86, no. 2 (February 2008): 102–109.