Female Entrepreneurs are Just Crazy Enough

“People ask me if I’m crazy.”

Two different women uttered this phrase to me in the space of a few hours as we talked about their early-stage companies. They reported that they answer this question multiple times a day. Sometimes they are the ones asking themselves.

I’m sure their male peers get asked this question, too. There is an undeniable element of risk-taking in this venture world, the kind of risk that doesn’t stop short of pride or reputation (I wrote about this previously in “Going Visible“). Exposure at that level warrants a good, hard look in the mirror, and a few late-night heart-to-hearts with the people in a body’s corner.

With that soul-searching accomplished, what does an entrepreneur do with the repeated question of sanity?

Read my answer on Exit Event.