Technical Co-founders' Guide to Equity Negotiations

You left your job as senior engineer at $COMPANY early this year and since then you've been figuring out what to do next. You thought it'd take 2-3 weeks max and then you'd be on to your next thing. Ok, maybe a month to 6 weeks. At worst, 3 months if it takes a really long time to find the perfect idea, but then it'll be the best one.

But now 8 months have passed, and you still haven't found an idea you're in love with. You've had a couple of close calls, but none of them clicked. You occasionally go back to The Idea Maze and wonder why you're the one person who just can't seem to figure it out. Ideas and markets matter quite a bit, so it makes sense to spend time here.