Having an exit strategy

No matter where you are–in a career, a startup, a relationship, a product, an airplane–it’s always a good idea to have an exit strategy.

I don’t think I’m breaking any news by revealing that, when it comes right down to it, everything ends. One way or another.

If you don’t know what the end is supposed to be, you’ll never recognize it when you get there. And, more importantly, you need to know what to do. You need to keep your wits about you. And off of everyone else.

That’s what makes the DropSend sale so interesting. An incredibly transparent exit strategy. Warts and all.

You’re a smart kid. I’m sure there’s a thing or two you can learn from this little case study.

So, what’s your exit strategy for your current gig? I’m sorry? I didn’t quite catch that. Okay, how about the next one? Okay, how about just telling me about your exit strategy for this year?

See? Anything can have an exit strategy. Think about it.

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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