Many early-stage founders, impressed by my previous fundraising success, were asking my advice on how to build a deck to replicate my success. I had one piece of advice for them.
Don’t build a deck. Build a business.
When choosing your next company, first determine which stage (pre-product fit, post-product fit, growth, or scale) is the best match. Usually, only 1 or 2 stages make sense for any given job search.
A great post by Nikhyl Singhal about tech company stages, which are:
1. Pre-product fit, aka “drunken walk.”
2. Post-product fit.
Read more in the link below and learn how the work culture differs in each of the states. I have been in stages 1, 2, 3 and fully agree with the author.
And if you work in tech, which stage are you in?
Full article: https://theskip.substack.com/p/stage-of-company-not-name-of-company
If you are a founder or a CEO, read this great interview with Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO of Spotify.
In this interview:
On a Typical Day →
On Good Meetings →
On Being Intentional with Time →
On Personal Time Management →
On Creating an Open Calendar →
On Company Bets →
On Delegated Decision Making →
On Working in Flow →
On Learning as a Personal Habit →
On Founders →
On Spotify and Content Acquisition→
On Creative Process →
On Acquisitions →
On Shadowing Other CEOs →
On his Personal Leadership Style →
On Handling a Board →
On Swedish Culture →
On Algorithms →
On Becoming a Father →