What To Do Instead of Starting a Company?

Original post by Rob Go via BusinessInsider

In a previous post, I listed my major hesitations that I often share with founders these days who ask me about starting businesses.

Ultimately, I really believe that founding a business isn’t for everyone.  It probably is a good fit for many at some point in their careers, but not necessarily immediately.

So, the question then is, what is a smart thing to do other that starting a company if you think that an entrepreneurial career path is in your future?

It’s pretty simple – I think you should join a startup. And on balance, the earlier you are in your career, the more you should prioritize joining a screaming winner.  I mean this at the expense of finding the ideal role, ideal seniority, and ideal stage.  Join the winningest company you can find in a sector you care about with people you like.