Startups are hard.
Startups are very hard, in fact. I know this because I co-founded StackAdapt, a venture-backed technology company. Having made many good and bad decisions in the process, I made it my personal mission to Reduce Startup Risks by helping founders and managers execute faster and better. I welcome you to subscribe to my mailing list to learn my and startup experts' insights on culture, product, sales & marketing, and startup mindset.
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If you could start your business all over again, what would you do differently? For our third RSR interview, I sat down with Hussein Fazal, founder and CEO of SnapTravel, and previously, AdParlor Inc. (acquired by AdKnowledge in 2011).
Product managers and their teams are often at risk of being pulled in eighteen different directions at once. For our latest RSR interview, I sat down with Adam Jarczyn, SVP Operations and Product at #Paid to learn how to cut the distractions and make your product team part of your competitive advantage.
I sat down with Bohdan Zabawsky, serial CTO and founder of Fortay.co to unpack transitioning from a startup to a major organization, hiring for success, anticipating problems, and dealing with toxic employees while keeping strong employees motivated — specifically engineers, whether they are destined for leadership or not.
Finding product-market fit should be #1 priority for every startup. It's a race against time to find it before you run out of money. Pivots are an inevitable part of it, and as a founder, you should get comfortable with changing and moving very fast. Surprisingly, aside from Andreessen Horowitz, very few people talk about these topics. That's what makes this video so special.
Today, I wanted to share the first video interview with Rajesh Uttamchandani, Managing Director and CPO at Zafin. Overseeing an organisation of well over 500 people in size, he provided some amazing insights on what it means to run a company of this calibre and what startups can start doing today to scale their talent strategies.