While being a solo founder is all well and good, having a team of co-founders with your projected team culture, a wide range of skill sets, and experiences you do not possess is even much better. Adding to the team is a delicate process as your choices can push your startup in the direction you envisioned or cripple it.
If you decide to make your decision from the culture perspective, consider that “the most important way you influence culture is by who you pick to be in a team.” The management team you build has the power to effect the desired culture in your employees. And if you decide to do it on a wealth of experience basis, co-founders can offer you a fresh perspective on issues you’re not well-informed on. Furthermore, a management team will reduce the weight on your shoulders through shared workload, which will inherently allow you to grow and scale faster.
Nevertheless, like every valuable thing, building a cohesive founding team takes effort. Although it might be difficult to have a group of people with varying personalities come together as one united leadership team, a team must find common ground for the startup’s long-term success.
In this episode of The Gradience Podcast, Nigel is joined by Jordan Fisher, Founder and CEO of Standard AI.
Jordan’s passion for math. The transition from a degree in Applied Mathematics to founding Standard AI. Jordan’s endeavor in business & team management. Jordan’s decision to start Standard AI. Building working relationships with co-founders. Learning from mistakes while choosing a founding team. Designing the right structure and culture for your founding team. Commonly held beliefs Jordan disagrees with about autonomous checkout systems. Surprises in the software development industry as a founder. Balancing hardware and software talents. Organic workplace culture versus engineered workplace culture. Advice to Jordan on his first founding attempt. Delegating the right way to the right people
Connect with Jordan here:
👉 LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jordan-fisher-81145025
👉 Twitter: twitter.com/jordanezrfisher
About The Gradience
The Gradience” is a podcast by Build Talent & hosted by Nigel Robinson, wherein each episode, we’ll be speaking with a founder or expert as we discuss the art & science of hiring leaders, why it matters, and how you can keep up.
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