Overcoming Founder Isolation


No one is immune to the effects of isolation, especially founders.

We rarely think of isolation being part of the entrepreneurial journey. Yet in my experience as a founder, this is a very real and confronting experience. Most outsiders are probably scoffing right now but until you have put everything on the line and until you find yourself faced with uncertainty and failure every single day in your venture its pretty hard to empathise. Isolation consistently rates in the top 3 concerns facing founders personally, hence why we thought we should bring it out into the open and address it in detail.

Social isolation is a growing epidemic — one that’s increasingly recognised as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent. On top of this alarming trend and despite social networking platforms, which have shown to increase isolation, on...

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