“All in” — founders only?

Jason Lemkin, discussing what it’s like to be a startup founder, says:

You may only be in the office 30, 40, 50 hours a week, whatever.  But every moment of every day, of every evening, of every shower, of every run, of every moment stolen with your kids and family — you will be thinking about your start-up.  For years and years and years and years.

Yup, that sounds about right (although the formulation is too extreme: Thinking about Seeking Alpha the whole time is something I try to actively resist, particularly when I’m with with my kids and family). A friend calls this “being all-in”.

I wonder whether this characteristic — being all-in — only occurs in founders. I think the best people in Seeking Alpha share it as well.

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