I've had experience with two co-founders (from two different startups) name John and Adam. Both of them 'rage quit' the company when I did not agree with them.
John got so upset with me (the founder) when I did not vote for him in an issue with regards to office selection. I sided with another board member.
Adam got so upset with me when I told him that he is not managing the company expenses properly. I was the CEO of the startup.
I seem to have a problem with people getting upset with me. However, most people see me as a nice guy, who agrees all the time and says nice things.
Or perhaps maybe this only happens in startups? Back when I was working in a large corporation, disagreements happen all the time, and it was normal.
So my question:
Do you guys have a somewhat similar experience?
Is it normal for people to take things personally when rebuked/disagreed upon in a startup environment?