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Lessons From A Failed Founder is a series of blog posts by a thirty-something entrepreneur who made all the mistakes in the big startup playbook, and then some.

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Failed Founder

Lessons From A Failed Founder is a series of blog posts by a thirty-something entrepreneur who made all the mistakes in the big startup playbook, and then some.

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Lessons From A Failed Founder #10: Time As Your Most Valuable Asset

How I wasted hours on absolutely nothing, and how I learnt to manage time like a pro. A quick guide for the modern founder.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #9: Start Caring About Your Employees

We like to talk about our startup as one team, a family, a collective. But what really matters is the individual. Here’s why.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #8: When To Bark Back At Your Investors

Feeling like you have to cater to your investor’s every whim? Learn to say ‘no’ every now and then – It’ll be good for business!

Lessons From A Failed Founder #7: May The Fourths Be With You

Do you rely on gut feeling when taking decisions? How data can help emotion-driven entrepreneurs make the right choices.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #6: How OKRs Boost Your Startup (2)

A quick and actionable follow-up on my previous post about the many benefits using Objectives and Key Results in your startup.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #5: How OKRs Boost Your Startup (1)

An introduction to Objective Key Results and how the framework will guide you and your business for the rest of your life. Part one.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #4: When Being A Founder Simply Sucks

Many entrepreneurs agree startups are like a roller coaster, but few admit to feeling lost, lonely and defeated. Let’s talk about it.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #3: Don’t Cheap Out On The Paperwork

I made the mistake of half-assing our administrative chores, and it nearly killed the startup. Here’s how I turned things around.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #2: Yes, You Do Need A Vision & Mission

Here’s one for those who believe in the “ship now, worry later” methodology — You’re setting yourself up for failure. Here’s why.

Lessons From A Failed Founder #1: Forget The Logo, Focus On Strategy

About to splurge on vibrant colours and a quirky logo? Think again: Here’s why you should spend time and money on strategy.

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