Cohesiveness and a shared sense of mission are the most undervalued assets in a startup. Any large company which acquired a startup and then bear-hugged it, and saw growth slam into a brick wall will have learnt that the hard way. It is also one aspect where startups have an incredible advantage over huge, hierarchical companies where people are usually there to get paid, rather than to change the world.
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The future is unclear. Or at least that is what it feels like when you graduate without a set path. Sometimes, though, no direction is the best direction. I got really lucky and ended up with my first job at a startup company launching a really cool new app.