Founder Songs: Shallow by Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
There are two ways to experience this song as a founder. You may watch the movie scene, turn the volume up, and enjoy the goosebumps.
Or, you listen to the lyrics in the context of a dialog between a founder and a startup employee, maybe in a 1:1 setting. In this sense, it raises the everlasting question about being a boss and your leadership style. Why are you so tough? Isn’t that hard? Do you need to be like that?
Tell me something, girl (employee) Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there something else you're searchin' for?
Tell me something, boy (founder) Aren't you tired trying to fill that void? Or do you need more? Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore?