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A lot of the advice we give
is tactical; meant to be helpful on a day to day or week to week basis. But some advice is more fundamental. We’ve collected here what we at
consider the most important, most transformative advice for
. Whether common sense or counter-intuitive, the guidance below will help most
find their path to success.
covers the importance of building a strong and coherent
early and shares six things that you can do now to help you create a solid foundation for your
Founders often ask how they should split equity with their
. When I
the web on this topic I often see horrible advice, typically advocating for significant inequality among different founding team members. We see this trend reflected in the thousands of applications we review at
talks about the importance of building a successful working relationship with your cofounders, and setting up processes to optimize for the strengths of your team.
shares her framework for how founders can efficiently make use of their
. She covers ways to identify and prioritize tasks, in addition to how you can measure their impact on your company.
To succeed in building a big company in the
, founders must become good at leading, motivating, and retaining great people.
Continuity Fund, takes from his experience working with great leaders to share his three observations on
you haven't built an
you're trying to figure out which features to put in your
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