Lessons from Startup Success and Failure
When my co-founders and I started our first company, we quit our jobs, worked every waking hour and talked to the smartest people we knew. We ended up building a successful company. When one of my co-founders and I tried it a second time, we never got off the ground. I didn't realize it at the time, but we did some key things differently.
Getting the Right Founding Team
Picking a co-founder is one of the most important things you can do. I’ve founded companies with a friend, with business associates and with my wife. Your relationship before you start a company together isn’t as important as making sure you find people who have skills that you don’t have. In my experience it’s bad to find someone who is exactly like you.