Couldn’t agree more. I always try hard to give candid, actionable advice to entrepreneurs, particularly if I think they’re doing the wrong things.

When I look back at my startup journey, I wish more people had been willing to tell me when I was being an idiot. For the record, I was being an idiot a lot, but not a lot of people were telling me.

Aaron Dinin, PhD

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @