This guide is for people who are interested in joining an early-stage technology startup, when it is between 1 and 100 in team size. It includes commentary from the first employees at multi-billion dollar startup successes.
Consuming social media kills productivity. Not just because of the time it consumes. But because of how it trains you to think.
Good habits, practiced consistently, create each piece of a great life. But the benefits of good habits are not immediately visible.
In startups, few metrics matter more than growth rate. For attracting investors. For keeping morale high. For delighting customers. Because it’s reflective of having built something people really want and of having gotten great at building a growth engine around it.
Silicon Valley is paradise for late stage startups: tons of investors, the highest concentration of experienced talent, and entire cities built around scaling massive companies.
Your habits determine your life. But what determines your habits? As much as you’d like to say that they come from within, from principles and values, you know that’s only part of the story.
In starting a business, there’s a few differences between starting a startup and starting a local business. For the purposes of this writing, let’s define a startup as an organization designed to scale globally through finding a repeatable model. And let’s define a local business as an organization designed to expand organically through executing a known business model.
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Once you’ve figured out which startup you want to join, there’s a process you can follow to maximize your odds of getting hired. So, how can you show you’re doing the job already before getting the job?