NewsThe problem with being a startup founderThis article was originally published onBy PhocusWire | August 5, 2014 STARTUPS: There is a certain allure to being a startup founder/entrepreneur - meaning that often it appears even the most mundane problems need some new type of service to fix them. Travel is a classic sector in this regard. But this founder "ecosystem", for want of a better phrase, is actually having a long-term negative affect. Read more on TechCrunch.Feeling bored at work? Just go start a company. Feeling depressed about life and lack any direction? Just go start a company. Broke up recently? Launch a startup.The irony of all of this advice is that it almost invariably came from people who had never founded a business before.The secret of Silicon Valley is that the benefits of working at a startup accrues almost entirely to the founders, and that’s why people repeat the advice to just go start a business.There is a reason it is hard to hire in Silicon Valley today, and it isn’t just that there are a lot of startups. It’s because engineers and other creators are realizing that the cards are stacked against them unless they are the ones in charge.Read more on TechCrunch.NB:Entrepreneur image via Shutterstock.