The start-up world is full of lively debates and opinions, but one thing many agree on is that speed is vital. The ability to pivot quickly and remain agile has been a prerequisite for success in the startup space since its inception. Take the example of the American entrepreneur, Henry Ford. In the late 1800s, … Continue reading Why going fast always wins
Diesel vs. Rocket Fuel
Hypergrowth. Massive expansion. Super scaling... I'm a bit sick of this mindset. How about stability, solid MRR, reliable customers or perhaps net profit instead? Young companies often see exponential growth as their main goal. "It's the only way to win" a young founder told me at a recent demo day I attended. "What about profitability?" … Continue reading Diesel vs. Rocket Fuel
The 36.000ft view, and why everything makes sense from up there…
Take a step back. Breath. Remove yourself from the situation. Just look, watch, observe and try to get an understanding of the big picture. Not that one problem or customer or strategy, but the whole thing. If it doesn’t work, then you have to go back further until everything makes sense. This is advice which … Continue reading The 36.000ft view, and why everything makes sense from up there…
Leonardo you fool!
"I know that I know nothing" is a famous quote by Socrates. Leonardo was of a similar viewpoint throughout his life. What does this actually mean? The more we know, the more we understand that we don't know. Let that sink in for a minute. This is a tremendously humbling feeling which I get quite … Continue reading Leonardo you fool!