I can certainly sympathize with Jed’s point of view and concerns.
While you want to keep your finger on the pulse of your new company or business, using your creativity and energy to make it a success, trying to do everything could certainly lead to distraction.
Seth Godin’s “The Bootstrapper’s Manifesto”, part of the downloadable version of The Bootstrapper’s Bible, explains the balance this way:
I will leverage my skills to become the key to every department of my company, yet realize that hiring experts can be the secret of my success.
But the manifesto also insists:
I will be a fervent and intelligent user of technology, to conserve my two most precious assets: tome and money.
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