know why your doing what your doing. if you go for a short arbitrage flip, know why are you doing that.
their are three types of career paths. 1) typical career route, going on corporate latter 2) startup high risk high reward 3) non sexy, not high growth, but typical business ie dentist
no right answers to which career path
typical career route going up corporate latter is going to bring you resources, network to make lead to a career in entrepreneurship.
the return on a single (baseball metaphor) exit is potentially less than what you would have took in a salary. that is a good case scenario. risk is an efficient market.
life is a surfboard, you need to build a big surfboard (skills, network, resources) and then put yourself in the best position ride the way (out of your control, aka luck) for those compounding returns
note to self - interesting how small i feel when with big people - it is all relative