However as I mentioned in one of my previous article , many times it is very important to figure out the BAD INTENTIONS, else it would become so late that you can neither continue nor leave the startup!!! And even if you continue, there is every possibility that “You would not get the ROI for your efforts “[What if you are compelled to leave prior to the completion of your vesting period because there are 101 reasons that can be made up for you to leave…]Came across a very interesting question[or should I call a real life scenario] , which was posted on StartupNation titled “I think I’m a co-founder” –
A few years back a friend told me about an idea for a website he had. He said he thought he could make some money from it, but he needed someone to help him and he asked me if I knew anyone who would be interested. I suggested myself, he agreed, and things got started
His plan never worked out, but I continued to blog, at one point so much that I was rarely leaving my house.At one point, he became so disheartened with how things were going that he told me he was considering selling the website. He told me that for my work he’d give me half of what he could sell it for, which he figured would be a pretty large sum. I told him not to, because if we could make it work then it would really be profitable.
The site has slowly grown into a small but fairly successful website. I’m still “holding up that truck”, but I’m arguably a little less important now.
Since then he’s been getting a lot of media attention and meeting a lot of people who have been very successful at doing the same thing. But now he’s calling himself the founder of the website. He refuses to acknowledge that I did anything more than help him as a friend, and that now I’m nothing more than his employee.