It's a plague, highly contagious and extremely persistent. If you've been bitten by the startup bug, take precaution. Symptoms may include an entrepreneurial "itch" that may cause "rash" decisions. This is a lifelong ailment. Symptoms may be alleviated by finding a cofounder and launching a business. However the itch never fully recedes.
Often this ailment causes delusions of grandeur. In rare cases though, the long-term effects of the bite may cause extreme happiness, fulfillment and prosperity. This is only if you're carefully follow the medical treatment prescribed by other entrepreneurs and mentors.
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