Too busy and busy defined

Too busy and busy defined

When I was a junior M&A banker, I worked crazy hours. 20 hours a day was pretty regular for me. When I build startups I work pretty long hours and encourage staff to do the same. Only, I wouldn’t dream of making staff work a minimum of 16 hours a day (every day). The banking world is a little different. …

Disagree and commit

Disagree and commit to ship things faster

Tl;dr: A blog on disagree and commit. If you want to make better decisions, in a faster time frame, reduce meeting hell and analysis paralysis, then implement disagree and commit. In short, everyone shares their opinion, argues their case and a decision gets made. Everyone who disagreed sucks it up and ships the project with 100% commitment Management by consensus …

10 lessons from superheroes on being a startup hero

10 lessons from superheroes on being a startup hero

Tl;dr: 10 learnings from superheroes to be a startup hero yourself like never give up, get the job done, be the best and be clear on your purpose. Want a super huge exit? Don’t act like you don’t. I know you do. Well, you will need to do superhuman things to achieve such an accomplishment. Why not hire superheroes and …

scale up business

Startups and scale ups: Running 10 and 100 person scale up business

Tl;dr: What’s the difference between a startup and a scale up business? Everything changes when you start getting successful and large with a scale up business. What worked and people enjoyed as a startup will not hold true once you scale up. Here are some of the changes you should expect At a 10 person company you are a startup, …