Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Stand on the shoulder of giants

"Running a startup is 80% best practices and 20% best practices for you."

- Hunter Walk

Early-stage startup operators should always stand on the shoulders of giants.

There are two paramount goals whenever a new operation needs to be put into place:

  • Get a good-enough operation running
  • Do that as quickly as possible to enable learning / iteration
To achieve these requires you reduce the amount of reinvention and "steal" from others who have already done the thing well. All it takes is 1-2 hours of basic research:

You'll quickly find that you know enough to be dangerous, build an MVP operation, and modify it over time that based on your specific business/team/environmental needs and learnings.