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A Startup is Not a Smaller Version of a Large Company (steveblank.com)
45 points by prakash on Jan 14, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



Aside from the dearth of available literature, what does this mean for founders? Does anyone here think that a founder should behave exactly like the CEO of a mature company?


Does anyone here think that a founder should behave exactly like the CEO of a mature company?

Probably not here, but during the bubbles you'd hear about small, early stage startups that had VPs of sales, marketing, HR, etc. as if they were trying to be a big company from day one. AFAIK it usually didn't turn out well.


My guess is the hardest place for the founder is step 2, the transition phase where the role of the founder has to change from startup to small company mentality..




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