It's New Year's Eve And Startups Are Working

Creating something from nothing is hard work. Entrepreneurs are special; they are not normal people. 

I am at the Lake Forest Metra station at 8 am on December 31st, New Year's Eve. Normally packed during a work day, the parking lot is empty. The ticket office is closed. 

I am here to take the train into the city. I have meetings with five Chicago startups. I'm meeting with the founders to determine the best way for me to help. 

New Year's Eve was the best day for all of our schedules. It's the day everyone else is taking off.  

When you are engaged and obsessed with your startup, there is no such thing as a holiday.