How to Deal With a Crazy Founder (As a Startup Employee): The 5 Rules

Gabe Zichermann
6 min readFeb 3, 2020
Try to win an argument with a startup founder, I dare you — cc Photo Credit

N.B: After my medium post on Founder Psychosis, a friend asked about how to deal with the crazy as a startup employee. Here’s my take.

All startup founders are a little bit crazy. I am no exception.

Everything bad about me gets turnt to 11 when I am in the throes of starting something. Yes, it also brings out the best in…

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Gabe Zichermann

Author and Public Speaker on Gamification, The 4th Industrial Revolution, the Future of Work and Failure. More about me: https://gabezichermann.com