When we think about nearly every major business success of the past few decades, images of the lone CEO-founder come to mind. Occasionally we see two-person teams like Larry and Sergey at Google. But rarely do we ever hear about or see the dozens (or hundreds) of teammates that back up these leaders. Entrepreneurship is a team sport and there’s no way around that—especially if you want to build the next game-changing startup like Google. Particularly after achieving product/market fit, a founder’s role is primarily focused on building the team that will realize the grandiose vision. Gone are the days when the founder is grinding alone in a garage. Teams are required to scale, and a founder without a team is destined to crash and burn. There’s only so much the founding team can accomplish on its own. Strong team members backing up and challenging the founders quickly become a force multiplier and propel the founders to new heights. The best founders know this and work hard to build a world-class team.
The Agile Startup is an inspiring compilation of the most important lessons of innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s easier than ever to start a new business, and the potential rewards are enormous. But even with all of the available advantages and resources, the likelihood of any one business succeeding is slim. That’s why you need the simple, clear, actionable lessons found in The Agile Startup.
Author Matt Sand
Passionate about making a difference through innovation and entrepreneurship.