So, should startups blog? Yes … but only if they fully and completely buy into two things: the right mentality and the right goals.
I agree, and this principle applies to most things in life. Doing things “just because” is as bad (or even worse) than doing nothing at all.
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I got my invite. This is interesting. Setting up public / private keys and the fact that they recommend you save your password on a piece of paper is funny since they don’t store them in a way that allows “password resets”…
via First Round:
Because if you and your leadership team are behind closed doors for hours, you better believe that everyone else is wondering (and nervous about) why.
There’s something magical that happens when you open the lines of communication up and allow your staff and team a deeper and more intimate look at what’s happening (as well as your customers).
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I wrote this piece yesterday about tooling for startups and communication.
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6 months ago I quit Twitter and a lot has changed since then (which is about right for my life) and, to be honest, it’s been awesome living without Twitter for my own personal use.
But since I view Twitter, like so many other web services, as strictly utilitarian (it was once pretty “cool” and “hip” and very, very personal and intimate… I know, right…) I’m always open to reassessing the said utility and usefulness of such things.
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Man, I love this via AVC:
At the end of the day, people are loyal to a leader they believe in. Leading is not managing. Although it is impossible to lead if there is no management. But leading is that special thing. It is charisma, it is strength, it is communication, it is vision, it is listening, it is being there, it is calm, it is connecting, it is trust, faith, and belief. The best founders are great leaders. They may be shitty managers which means they need to find managers to help them. But they are great leaders. One of the things we look for in founders is leadership. If we want to follow them, we believe that others will too.
That’s why it’s okay if the Founder/CEO doesn’t stay the CEO forever.
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