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PARTNERSHIP WOES

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You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille. 

IGNORING THE PROBLEM

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Avoidance is the first thing on my to-do list. Pairs nicely with Partnership Woes.

EQUITY PROMISES

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Sweat equity is the same as real equity, right?

got the t-shirt

ROLLING SEVENS

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If we only had the hindsight of Kenny Rogers when we are taking and measuring our risks.

PRAYING FOR INVESTMENT

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Just show me the money. Please.

FORECASTING OPTIMISM

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Predictable revenue or wishful thinking? Pairs nicely with Praying for Investment, especially in down rounds.

oops - I did it again

PRODUCT-MARKET MISFIT

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When it's not working, add more features...

DUPED BY VANITY METRICS

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Just give me some good news. Anything!

IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

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When fake it 'til you make it starts to backfire on you. Is that you, baby, or just a brilliant disguise?

And i've got the scars to prove it

MARKETPLACE MISADVENTURES

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Multi-sided marketplaces are bloody hard. 'Nuff said.

SELF MEDICATION STRATEGIES

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Comes with a hangover and a healthy dose of self-loathing.

I CAN'T HEAR YOU

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This badge is hard-earned for not REALLY listening to your customers. Pairs nicely with Ignoring the Problem!

new badges to work towards...

PIVOT CONCUSSION

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Symptoms might include headaches or motion sickness from multiple/serial 'pivots'.

STUCK IN THE MUD

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When your 'aversion to failure' clips your wings, it's time to dig deep.

CONFERENCE JUNKIE

May include missing important family events due to traveling to every tech conference on the planet.

May include missing important family events due to traveling to every tech conference on the continent...

and the one that started it all...

HONESTY

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#7 in the Rainforest Alberta Social Contract: 'I will be truthful and frank. I will break rules and call out elephants in the room.'

What is the rainforest?