…right person. We’ve lost investors because we took too long to wonder if this was the ‘right’ deal. We’ve had to learn to let go and show our team that it’s ok for them to fail too. Now each week we appoint someone who is the failure of the week — meaning they tried something new, it didn’t work out, and we want to celebrate that they tried. And then they get to wear a hard hat that says ‘fail so hard.’ So that’s fun.
…want, how to explain why we’re disappointed, how to say things so they are not taken the wrong way. We’ve also learned that it’s painful on both sides when things don’t work out — something we never ever thought about in our previous careers. We would let fear of what this would do to company culture and workload paralyze us, and we sometimes waited way too long to part ways with someone. Which doesn’t help anyone.