Why “Throw Deep” is a Good Strategy

Why “Throw Deep” is a Good Strategy

Suppose you want to get ahead of the competition and be a juicy acquisition target. In that case, one of the best strategies is to forget the commoditized benefits everyone in your magic quadrant is focused on and go for the touchdown pass by first developing the most...
How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot and Have Fun Doing It

How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot and Have Fun Doing It

When Charli D’Amelio asked Carl Gustav Jung why he wasn’t posting anything on TikTok, C.G. quipped in his typical broad-strokes manner: “There are two types of people on social media: voyeurs and exhibitionists. Alas, I am neither.” It’s not clear...
How to Align and Mesure Company Goals: a Case for OKRs

How to Align and Mesure Company Goals: a Case for OKRs

As you scale up your business keeping every single individual tightly aligned to achieve company goals is very difficult. You’re hiring lots of new talent every month while the complexity of your product expands, initiatives pop up, new departments are born and...
The Founder’s Syndrome: When it’s Time to Let Go?

The Founder’s Syndrome: When it’s Time to Let Go?

Running a startup and running a scaleup requires two very different skill sets. Very few founder-CEOs possess them both, and those who don’t will either stall the growth (and eventually sink the venture) or be replaced by the Board. Neither is very much fun, so let’s...
The Founder’s Dilemma: Control Or Wealth?

The Founder’s Dilemma: Control Or Wealth?

How to decide whether to keep the initial absolute control over your business and run the show or to relinquish it and get professional management to focus on wealth? As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to choose between money and running the show. You likely won’t be...