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Types of Pains meant for Startup Founders by Dharmesh Shah

Posted by suntzu on September 4, 2006

Startup founders should experience first hand pains that are:

  • Experienced by customers
    • Advice is, use your own product – daily. You would realize those glaring issues [and work to fix them, obviously] that would otherwise remain hidden until your phone rings.
  • Experienced by operational team
    • Get involved in their tasks. It helps understand day to day dynamics or issues. You are likely to fix it by altering some component of your startup e.g avoid manual tasks by encouraging to build an automated process.
  • Experienced by Sales team
    • It helps understand dynamics that are involved in talking to customer and closing the deal. E.g if you live through this process, you would understand how badly demo of your product sucks and then you are more lilkely to improve it in better way.
  • Experienced by new development team
    • It helps understand what issues are involved in ramping up new member in your team and [how your current team have been silently overdoing it] you are most likely to work towards eliminating these issues. E.g. If you live through this process, you would know how much dependencies your product has on third party vendors and chances are you would find ways to avoid such dependencies.

Must read post ? Na. Nice to read post? Yes.

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