The Road To Startup Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions
2019 Started Yesterday
If you’re hanging out where I am online, you’re flooded with articles featuring cool startup offices and the lavish perks employees soak up working from these places. Front and center are images of dogs and beer, food and baristas, yoga and pingpong ... all delightful and Instagram-worthy. Unlimited vacation? It looks too good to be true.
Never Make A Bad Hire Again
2019 is a just three months away. Halloween candy is on sale, and it’s time to book holiday travel. Seriously, don’t wait. Time flies, in the startup landscape especially.
The average startup is juggling competing priorities and sprinting toward deadlines with limited means. They’re functioning in reactionary mode most of the time, pouring unplanned resources into the fires du jour. Imminent problems are underestimated until they reach code red, then time and money are dumped into emergencies, and the cycle continues.
How's Your Internal Brand Doing?
The feeling when a strong candidate accepts your offer is optimistic and inspiring. A wave of relief and you can finally feel safe visualizing all the new person will manage, the load they’ll assume. You envision progress and count the days. The search is over. Recruiting is hard. Cheers all around. Until...
20/20: Tap into the Advantage of Hindsight for Your Startup
I imagine you’ve poured a lot of thought into your external brand, to attract target customers and forge desirable partnerships. You’ve agonized over your logo and your web design, maybe your business cards. You can recite your pitch in your sleep and spout statistics about how your product is changing the world. You’re checking all the proverbial boxes. Now pull back the curtain and look within.
Team Alignment: The Secret To Startup Success
When you’re starting a company, the decisions you make are crucial. Each one has exponential, lasting effects. These early decisions impact your burn rate, runway, brand, investor confidence, your ability to scale and to recruit and retain top talent … to name a few.
Formation flying is when two or more aircraft are traveling and maneuvering together in a disciplined, synchronized, and orchestrated manner. In these tight formations, planes sometimes fly less than three feet apart. They move in complete harmony, as if joined together. Talk about #StartupGoals!