"Hustle porn," Adderall addictions, depression, overeating, anxiety, insomnia, autoimmune disorders. There's a dark side to startup success under the veneer of fancy parties, multibillion-dollar valuations & changing the world. CEOs open up in our piece
Quality read on mental health woes at startups. ⁦⁩ your tweet was quoted in here. Always appreciate you and ⁦⁩’s views on this
"Entrepreneurs were 50% more likely to report having a lifetime mental-health condition and reported significantly higher rates of depression, attention-deficit disorder, substance abuse and bipolar disorder than a control group"
Yes. I am. Most others are. I feel lucky for the chance. “Many founders & early-startup ex­ec­u­tives are striv­ing to build pio­neer­ing busi­nesses while wrestling with is­sues like anx­i­ety, drug ad­dic­tion, in­som­nia, depression and binge eat­ing.”
An important story from / on the dark side of entrepreneurship. Facing extreme pressures, founders are vulnerable to mental health issues. "If you talk with anyone, they say they are killing it...inside they are dying."
"Alpha Bridge Ventures has created a program to help support founders’ well-being. Kari Sulenes, its executive director, says digestive and autoimmune disorders can be exacerbated by stress"
"Under the veneer of fancy parties and multibillion-dollar valuations, many founders and early-startup executives are striving to build pioneering businesses while wrestling with issues like anxiety, drug addiction, insomnia, depression and binge eating"
i have been doing this startup thing for 25 years. the only way i have stayed (mostly) sane is by focusing on hard, meaningful problems and helping people become the best version of themselves. being an engaged dad, and making art, has helped too.
As the confetti rained down, all he felt was dread via
"Confetti rained down at the Nasdaq as Etsy Inc. ’s stock popped 94% in early trading. But all its CEO Chad Dickerson felt was dread. His toddler had vomited and was throwing a tantrum. Mr. Dickerson, too, felt sick to his stomach as he worried about..."
"Entrepreneurs were 50% more likely to report having a lifetime mental-health condition and reported significantly higher rates of depression, attention-deficit disorder, substance abuse and bipolar disorder than a control group"
"“I think people are unprepared for how hard and awful it is going to be to start a company. I certainly was,” said Parker Conrad, the ousted former CEO of Zenefits"