Founders Flash

This week’s articles suggest tasks that can be outsourced to freelancers, discuss the psychological price of entrepreneurship, argue that ‘big data’ is a hype that will soon enter a trough of disillusionment, and warn against counting on the sale of your small business to fund your retirement.

The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing – Catherine Clifford, Entrepreneur

You may want to do everything yourself, but your competitors are gaining an edge by outsourcing to freelancers.

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship – Jessica Bruder, Inc.

It’s obvious starting a company isn’t easy, but here’s an honest look at how brutal is can really be. 

Think Big Data Is All Hype? You’re Not Alone. – Arik Hesseldahl, All Things D

Market research firm Gartner makes the case that with ‘big data’ comes inflated expectations which are out of sync with realistic deliverables.

Sell a Business to Cover Retirement? Don’t Count on It – Bryan Borzykowski, The New York Times

You never really know what will come of your business, so play it safe and plan for alternative ways to fund your retirement.

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