Ten Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn from Bill Walsh

Episode 299.5 | Ten Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn from Bill Walsh
Date: 2016-08-02
Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
 
Startups for the Rest of UsYou have to hire somewhat slow because you are bootstrapped.
(Bootstrapping) is a certain way of thinking about things.
Book: The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh
Everything starts with work ethic.
Focus on continual improvement.
Work ethic isn’t working 80-hour weeks. Work ethic is being incredibly focused and when you are working getting it done.
Blame yourself for poor team performance.
You have to have a certain amount of empathy as a human being to run a company but there are certain times you need to put the business above the individual needs of the employees or contractors you are working with.
Don’t win by fluke. Always examine what caused your victory, how you can repeat it, and how you can improve upon it.
Take a hard look at what is working and what is not. Double down on the things that are working. Change the things that aren’t.
Make friend and not enemies. Enemies take up too much time and focus. One enemy can undo 100 friends.
Demonstrate respect for each person in your organization and the work that he or she does.