Jeff Devine

I only tell you what to do because I love you

What I’ve Learned Starting a New Company

Today is the one-year anniversary of my last day at Allied World. When I justified leaving my safe, high paying corporate job, I told my extremely supportive wife that even if this venture is a total failure, the experience and education alone will be worth it.

I wrote about my reasons for leaving, so it only seems prudent to reflect on what I’ve learned and the mistakes I’ve made. Granted it probably was not entirely wise to start a family and a business in the same year, but I would still do it over again.