The Top Idea in Your Mind
I’d noticed startups got way less done when they started raising money, but it was not till we ourselves raised money that I understood why. The problem is not the actual time it takes to meet with investors. The problem is that once you start raising money, raising money becomes the top idea in your mind. That becomes what you think about when you take a shower in the morning. And that means other questions aren’t.
Other questions, like what what you are actually being hired to do.
Sounds a little bit like Twitter. They are hired by you and I to make tweets possible. Since they started worrying about making money they’ve been slowly changing the service into a money making platform instead of a tweeting platform. The top idea is making money, not making tweets.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spent a day working on some weird network problem only to have the answer ‘pop’ into my head suddenly while shampooing what’s left of my hair.
Full article is well worth a read, hit the source link before your next shower.