Perspectives: Yours / Theirs

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In any entrepreneurial family, empathy goes a long way.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life || Perspectives: Yours / Theirs || Impact Guide (PDF).

Lisa Rosen, guest post On Startups blog. "The Startup Spouse on Risks, Trade-Offs and Never Sleeping on the Floor", July 9, 2012.

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families, An Inc Original, 2012, Chapter 1 and Chapter 20.

MGroysberg, Boris and Robin Abrahams. "Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life", Harvard Business Review, March 2014.

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, “10 Tips for a Happy Marriage”, Inc. Magazine column, December 1, 2009.

Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor. Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationships with an Entrepreneur. John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ. 2013. Chapter 4: Startup Company Life.

Questions for You

Have I communicated clearly to my family so they understand what it is like to be in my shoes?

Questions for the Family

Have you communicated to the entrepreneur, without blame or recrimination, what it is like to be in your shoes?

Tools and Exercises

Exchange perspectives with one another: What’s your own view about the challenges and rewards you face? How can you help each other be empathetic?

Explore ways for the entrepreneur to be involved with the spouse’s work – or at least ask questions.

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