In an interview with All Things D, Parker explains how tough it is to run a startup, and what's wrong with today's entrepreneurs.
"Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood,” he says.
But Parker doesn't think enough people have that mentality anymore. Instead they just want to turn a quick buck.
"Now is the most toxic time ever in Silicon Valley,” he says. Too many people start companies for the wrong reasons, he explains. They're not passionate about their ideas and they just want Facebook to buy them out.
Parker isn't the first to make that claim. 37Signals founder Jason Fried recently told Fast Company that there's a lot of sickness in the startup world right now.
Like Parker, Fried believes too many new companies are focused on growing quickly for a big payout.
"Companies [are] staffing up, raising a bunch of money, hiring a bunch of people, and burning them out in the hopes that they’ll hit the lottery," Fried says.
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