In this post, Courtney Spencer, vice president and compensation manager at Square 1 Bank, explores, and hopefully demystifies, incentive stock options and restricted stock from employer and employee points of view.
Startups are a mess. They are frustrating, exhilarating, stressful, and full of problems that need to be solved. The exhilaration of a startup is getting to actually solve these problems in new ways. In your ways. For all the great ideas and all the big markets, it really comes down to people. Who, as an entrepreneur, can you go to and say, “I really screwed this up”? It’s an important question to ask: who can you be real with?