Journal Article | Harvard Business Review | January 2009

Planning a Start-Up? Seize the Day...Then Expect to Work All Night

by Noam Wasserman

Abstract

If you dream of starting your own business, it's better to leave the corporate nest sooner than later, before you get too comfortable with the big-company amenities every start-up lacks. Get going before you're 40 - or even earlier, if you want to make entrepreneurship your career.

Keywords: Business Startups; Age Characteristics; Entrepreneurship; Personal Development and Career;

Citation:

Wasserman, Noam. "Planning a Start-Up? Seize the Day...Then Expect to Work All Night." Harvard Business Review 87, no. 1 (January 2009).