When you think about the term “startup junkie”, what comes to mind? “Junkie” is someone who has some kind of addiction but “startups” aren’t a clearly defined drug that you buy on the corner. Startups aren’t really a definable thing at all. They are more like a messy, unpredictable process. Are startup junkies addicted to uncertain processes and outcome? Most startup junkies are actually addicted to something other than the difficult task of starting and growing a profitable business.