I mention frequently how important it is or a startup to get its first users; getting the first 5, 50, 500 and sometimes first 5,000 users are among the most important (often, the most difficult) tasks for a startup.
For many startups, looking for a mentor is like a dog chasing a car. They have no idea what to do with it once they finally catch one.
If you’ve been running a startup for a year or more you probably noticed a weird phenomenon: good things, that sometimes look like pure miracles, tend to happen almost randomly.
How did the Beatles become so good?
I’m sure you already know that running a successful startup requires commitment. And you may think that you are already very committed to the startup’s success. But you’re probably not as committed as you think.
There’s a familiar joke among investors about a fictional startup pitch that goes something like this: