What I wish I knew starting off
Let’s face it: entrepreneurship and startups are hard. It pays off though because, as you make mistakes and “fail fast”, the knowledge you gain is tremendous. That being said, here’s some things I think would have benefited my journey along the way:
People needs (heads down) time to work
This one might seem obvious at first (and over-touted), but it’s important. People need time to work and, especially with product development, a significant chunk of this time needs to be uninterrupted. Context switching (taking your mind off a task to focus on something new) is very expensive. Most day-to-day tasks require a lead up period in order to “get in the zone” and truly be productive. Switching gears—a tap on the shoulder, a scheduled meeting, etc.—will require a re-focus and take more time to get back into the swing of things.
Don’t distract your employees/co-workers as it may be more...
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