What Mistakes Are Killing Your Startup? #8: Obstinacy

1. “No plan survives the interaction with customers/users” — Steve Blank.

How can you deal with it?

And finally…how do you know you are on the right track?

In words of Y Combinator Paul Graham founder: “Openness to new ideas has to be tuned just right. Switching to a new idea every week will be equally fatal. Is there some kind of external test you can use? One is to ask whether the ideas represent some kind of progression. If in each new idea you’re able to re-use most of what you built for the previous ones, then you’re probably in a process that converges. Whereas if you keep restarting from scratch, that’s a bad sign”.

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Mathieu Carenzo

Mathieu Carenzo

My mission is to empower entrepreneurs by bringing transparency throughout the early stage fundraising process.