I’ve written in the past about the evolution of our culture at Buffer. One of the things we started...
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That’s people who you start doing business with. Your founders. All other people will come and go but the founders are going to be ones helping you make or break the businesses.
Choose them wisely. Try to get out of your comfort zone. Picking friends you love socialising with doesn’t necessarily makes them great co-founders. Stresses that you will be facing in a realtime startup situations will not match any trivial conflicts you had with your friends before. So do some bootcamp training prior to engaging. Make an objective choice because this, I think, is the most important choice you will ever make in your startup and probably the most difficult to fix.
Ideas will change. Advisors will change. Market will change. You will change. Everything will. Founders will not.
I’m not going to go into giving advice on what people you should pick. It depends on the business. In general, your team has to build, sell and plan/organise. Think about it.
I’ve decided to come back to writing my personal blog for a few reasons:
Topics I’ll write: