Stoicism and Venture Capital

Venture Capital
"You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."

— Marcus Aurelius

Reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is about finding inner peace and moral certainty. Daily chaos aside, you have a choice on how you react when the world tries to obliterate you and your goals.

There is way too much distraction in our way today.

We can live our lives by our powers as long as we can focus on the present moment. Do not pay attention to mental afflictions.

Stoicism is about character improvement and discipline. You must be ready to forgive and move on. A rational reaction is the best way to find peace and supreme resilience.

Stoicism is helpful for startup founders and investors. In our lives, the sharpest of all elbows are around us with envy, competition, and hate.

Stoicism helped me find my dark side. It’s a reliable framework to develop independent thinking and spiritual tranquility.

Every startup founder should read the work of Marcus Aurelius and Seneca.

You should be ready to die on the field of battle for your company and customers. Endure temporary pain. Win.

“You must be ready to receive wealth and prosperity without arrogance, and be ready to let it go.”

— Marcus Aurelius

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