Is your startup dream worth your day job?

As corporate culture hurtles back to pre-pandemic levels of inflexibility and stress, leaving your job in pursuit of your entrepreneurial dreams may seem like a better idea. Is it though?

A few months ago, a post from a former colleague on LinkedIn caught me mid-scroll. Titled “The Price Of Failure”, the post went on to talk about his journey building his startup—one that he’d quit his day job for—and how he’d bitten off more than he could chew in a space that was too crowded. As a result, he had to shut down before he even got started and get back in the job market looking for a gig.

It made me realize how successful entrepreneurs, especially those who talk about conviction during a cash crunch and belief while bootstrapping, …


Lavanya Mohan

Lavanya Mohan is a chartered accountant and writer from Chennai.