As an early hire to a startup you will likely find yourself in a position where you are under-qualified for a certain job. Strike that. You will probably find yourself under qualified for several different jobs at the same time. Breathe. This is a good place to be; you will learn and grow. It’s usually just a matter of demystification and context awareness. That said, it can be intimidating when you have such a responsibility to keep the company afloat and manage expectations. For those who are up for the challenge but feel under-qualified, here are three things I’ve learned from being in a similar position.
Make sure you have a chance to win.
A lot of time failure occurs because it was the only option. The scope of the project was too big or the success was not properly defined. As you get handed a project, problem or department, know whether or not what you are trying to...
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