Why Lawyers Don’t Start Businesses

To a carpenter, every job looks like it needs a hammer. To a lawyer, everything situation looks like a legal problem and not a strategy question, as Steve Blank describes:

The issues our lawyer had raised about the contract, while correct, were strategy questions the founders needed to answer, not legal questions. Negotiating deal points before we thought through our strategy at best would have cost us a ton of money with little progress.

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