I really liked the comparison between everyday life and the startup crowd. We’re really fighting about the same things. People haven’t changed much in the last few thousand years, and they care about more or less the same things.
So it’s important that the founders in your company act as mature and conscious people. You have to form and develop a team, like the captain of a ship. You are setting out on a distant voyage in quest of the New World, where the chances of failure are great.
And what does it take to run a ship? Discipline, determination, shared responsibility, etc. Don’t forget not only to rush your sailors, but also to throw a grog party when you’ve weathered the storm.