Resisting the Urge to Find a Co-Founder

I saw this post on Hacker News today and felt compelled to write a short little post on the subject– Ask HN: How to found a company as a single founder? 

Here is my reply:

If you know how to program, don’t force the cofounder thing. It’s really easy to end up bringing on crummy cofounders. Look at Facebook and SnapChat. In my experience it’s typical to end up bringing on an Eduardo, a Winklevoss twin, or a Reggie Brown, then you have to get rid of them because they’re terrible and literally aren’t capable of contributing anything.