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For those of us who are hardwired with a competitive nature and are driven to succeed, entrepreneurship can be addictive. Few challenges are as exhilarating as testing one’s resolve and the breadth of one’s skill set by launching a business.Entrepreneurs often thrive when they have to be jacks-of-all-trades. They find it intensely rewarding when looked upon to call the next play or put out a raging fire. And a startup delivers plenty of these opportunities.

But a thriving founder does not necessarily translate into a thriving business. The tasks that crowd your calendar — as satisfying as they might feel — could just as easily be stifling your young organization’s growth. The primary responsibility of any founder is not merely to keep the business running: The real challenge is discerning which investments will foster growth and long-term success. Read the full article here