Fact: there are only 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week. It’s impossible to add additional hours to the day, and it definitely isn’t healthy to cut back on sleep, exercise, or personal time in order to free up more hours in the day to work.
So instead of fighting against the clock, I made the choice to make my time work for me.
By Ken Seto, CEO & Co-Founder of Massive Damage Inc.
In all the talk I’ve heard about founder stress and burnout, one thing I’ve felt that hasn’t been covered all that well is the stress that the early team members at a startup often experience.
Founders have it rough and they definitely take the brunt of the stress at a startup, but they also stand to gain the most when things go well. It’s the rollercoaster lifestyle we’ve chosen for ourselves and the sacrifices we’ve willingly undertaken to chase our dreams. But in the early days, our teams are along for the dusk-til-dawn ride, and we need to remember to take care of them, too.
Every week, Clarity highlights some of the top links tweeted by entrepreneurs and startup folks. Here are some amazing reads from the likes of Dharmesh Shah, Chris Arsenault and Joanna Lord (to name a few).
HubSpot (especially Dharmesh) is one of the handful of companies that continue to inspire me as an entrepreneur. I was super excited to get a sneak peak of their brand-new culture code presentation (embedded below) this week, and it was so awesome that I asked if I could share it with the Clarity community.
So here we go…
By Erin Blaskie, Founder & CEO of Erin Blaskie Inc.
CEOs are a special breed. See, entrepreneurs have a desire to live a life filled with passion and purpose, and many of us thrive on the feeling of being needed.
And while it’s exciting and satisfying to know that you are producing a product or offering a service that is in high demand, the downside is that someone always needs something from you. No matter how many hours you put in, or processes you put in place, someone will always need a piece of you. And over time, the weight of these needs and expectations can begin to feel crushing. Read More…
What does beta mean? Unfinished? Imperfect? Flawed?
Not so much. Try growth, hustle, and an endless quest to be better. If you’ve ever read The Startup of You from Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Chairman of LinkedIn and Ben Casnocha, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Every week, Clarity highlights some of the top links tweeted by entrepreneurs and startup folks. Here are some amazing reads from the likes of Clay Hebert, Henneke Duistermaat and Neil Patel (to name a few).
By Ellie Cachette, Founder and CEO of ConsumerBell
Half the battle of a start-up is simply getting started, but once you have an idea and a team, there comes another hurdle: finding the right product-market fit.
The quest to product-market fit or ‘PMF’ is often filled with false positives, failed features, and trying to figure out the fastest possible way to generate revenue.
But what does that look like in real life? How do you measure your path to PMF? How do you validate along the way? These are questions that I hear time and time again from entrepreneurs, so I thought it was high time to share the lessons that we learned (the hands-on way) at ConsumerBell on our journey to PMF.
Every week, Clarity highlights some of the top links tweeted by entrepreneurs and startup folks. Here are some amazing reads from the likes of Ben Yoskovitz, David Cancel and Laura Fitton (to name a few).
Women have been dominating the headlines for the last weeks. From debates about women ‘leaning in’ in the workplace, to new research that shows that women are leaving their mark on the tech scene – women’s issues are having their time in the light.
So why all the fuss about the ladies? Because we are the next billion.
The next billion of consumers, the next billion of markets (the emerging markets), and the next billion of products. In short, women are poised to transform economies worldwide for generations to come.
Today, I want to talk to you about the innovators. The women changing the face of the tech startup industry right before our eyes. And I have one question to ask you…Are you ready for us?