…C, PPC, CPA, CTR, SEO, ASO, YoY, WoW, Fuck over Fuck. Who the fuck can keep track of all this shit? And the fucking networking events, my fucking lord. Everyone there is the CEO of something-something and they’re all building a MVP to disrupt the who gives a fuck market and that hockey-stick growth is guaranteed.
The founder calls you for a chat. You tell him you’re not sure of what your role is. He says you’re a growth hacker and everything is your role. He asks you to find the things that are broken and fix them. You tell him everything is broken. You say you want to work on the product. He says you should.
…ing as well. You realize that really never happens, you wonder if the odds are better in Hauz Khas. You spend the 1 hour Uber ride listening to the a16z podcast. It talks about network effects. You finally feel you got something productive done in the day.
…estment for the project, as this exercise was unexpected and followed several in person interviews. If someone doesn’t value and respect your time before your start, why would it change once you sign the dotted line?
…, take whatever position(s) you want, I don’t care. But if you want to be a successful Founder-CEO, you need to have the guts to make tough decision according to your company’s needs & goals and stop being romantic about your idea. Being practical is biggest factor to any start-up’s success.