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The Two Mindsets That Can KILL Your Startup

Dalton Caldwell and Michael Seibel discuss the qualities that make a founder overly optimistic or far too pessimistic about their startup. Where is the right middle ground?

Chapters (Powered by https://bit.ly/chapterme-yc) -
00:00 - Introduction
00:30 - Stereotypes
03:09 - The Two Leaders
05:45 - Pessimistic mistakes
06:28 - Expectation setting
07:14 - Faulty feedback
08:24 - Demo day goals
09:20 - Energy drain
11:22 - Magical thinking
14:23 - Founder mistakes
16:03 - Product mistakes
17:43 - Magical investors
18:41 - Hiring optimism
19:57 - Doing what's cool
21:46 - Cognitive dissonance


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