3 things I learned working for a startup
If you are willing to work for a startup, get ready for a big jump. You are going to face constant change and perform several tasks. You will make a difference with your actions while learning more than you can imagine.
In early 2015, I joined a startup for the first time: Pizzabo. I met some true amazing people there, and together we built one of the most successful startups in Italy. After a year and a half, I’m moving on to join a new challenging project, so I would now like to take this chance to share with you 3 things I learned working for a startup:
1. Strategy first
The most crucial part of a tower is the fundament and the time you spend to build it is the highest-return investment. Think, discuss, and plan objectives, create and spread the vision, always keep in mind where you all are, and where (and how!) you want to arrive.
2. Fix it as you go
I first heard this statement in a Paul Arden’s bestseller, but I didn’t get the whole sense before I experienced it. In other words, don’t wait for perfection, just run with what you have and then adjust what is necessary. It doesn’t mean don’t think, but think and act fast.
3. Build knowledge
New know-how is created every day in a rapidly growing context, and this is actually one of the coolest things that can happen. Well, don’t waste it and write down numbers, briefs, and guides. You will help your startup to create its most valuable future asset: knowledge!
Thank you very much for reading! I learned many other things during this time, but I wanted to share with you the most relevant ones. Have you ever worked for a startup? Would you share what you learned?
My name is Felice Piccolo and I develop marketing strategies and campaigns for new products. https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicepiccolo