"Before I created my company when I first started talking to VC’s, the prevailing wisdom was that I was a typical (absent minded) professor and just about anyone would be better to run a business than me. Early on, my professor title was the elephant in the room. Like people trying to tell you you’re crazy without saying the word 'crazy'. 'This is a great idea, Kirk. But, are you really sure you’re the right person to make this into a company?' Some, under the auspices of tough love, were more direct: 'you should stick to your day job.'""
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