- On Scaling Phase Shift, Foundational Priorities, & 5 Reminders When Building a Startup
On Scaling Phase Shift, Foundational Priorities, & 5 Reminders When Building a Startup
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Welcome to the 90th edition of Re:VITALIZE, a newsletter with tactics, strategies, and stories on building companies plus our favorite future of work reads, going out to 3,400+ people each week. Forward to a friend who may want to subscribe.
Top 3 Tweets
🥇 The PMF Scaling Phase Shift
One of the biggest mistakes companies make when they *really* have product-market fit is not meeting the demand fast enough (slow hiring, from reps to leaders)
Perfect is the enemy of good. Resurfacing this, because a few AI companies are in this lucky, terrifying position
— sarah guo // conviction (@saranormous)
Jan 25, 2024
🥈 Prioritizing Legal and Finances from the Start
Don't underestimate the value of having a lawyer on your payroll, even if part-time, and a resource/software to manage accounting and finance, from the beginning.
You need these two areas professionally managed right to assess your startups operational performance objectively.
— Marge Ntambi (@margentambi)
Jan 25, 2024
🥉 5 Startup Reminders
5 Lessons from Building a Startup
1. Doubting yourself is normal, both in the early stages and even when finding product-market fit.
2. Be adaptable and quick to adjust. Your initial idea might evolve, and that's okay. Be swift in making corrections.
3. Don’t get caught up in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Ross Mackay (@RossMackay111)
Jan 25, 2024
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5 Signs That You Are On The Right Track To Product-Market Fit
Future of Work Reads
What do workers need to learn to stay relevant in the age of AI? Chief learning officers explain (WEF)
Labor Department’s new independent contractor rule could help workers recover lost wages—here’s how (CNBC)
Will Women Ever Shatter The Glass Ceiling? (Forbes)
Why Bosses Should Tell Employees to Slow Down More Often (WSJ)
Why DEI Leaders Are Burning Out — and How Organizations Can Help (HBR)
Gen Z Flocks to Work Just as Small Businesses Need Help Most (Inc.)
Top 5 skills you need to get hired in 2024 (Fast Company)
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