by Y Combinator8/22/2017
1. Not Recognizing The Job Description Changes As You Grow
The job of a founder at a 10-20 person company is different than at a 50+ person company. In the first phase it’s about building a product and finding product/market fit. In phase two the CEO’s job shifts from doing to leading. Your focus should be on building a company.
2. Rushing or Forcing Hiring
Usually this happens when a CEO is too involved with production at the company and isn’t spending enough time recruiting and getting to know executives.
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