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Creativity vs. Hard Work: Which Matters More for Startup Success?

Should entrepreneurs focus on hard work or creative ideas? Here's how founders can find a balance between hard work and creativity.

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Since its 1986 launch, Pixar Animation Studios has become synonymous with creative storytelling, thanks to films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Up. We also know the Pixar team spends years of focused effort to perfect every frame.

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As my kids watched Incredibles 2 for the third time this week, I started questioning whether founders should prioritize hard work or creativity. What’s the right balance? Which matters most for startups, both new and established?

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