Startup is 80% Execution and 20% Everything Else

Based on the example of my new project, I see the incredible importance of the team’s cohesion and productivity. It is also crucial that a team consists of successful and unsuccessful founders. It helps to set up an executive team, while at the same time not getting burned out at some point due to a loss of motivation. After all, there are people on the team who know that it is possible to make it to Eldorado.

What does the execution include?

  1. The first, and probably most important, is change. The more often there is change in a product, the better. The only condition for this process is that changes must occur based on client experience or interviews, not on the desire of founders to add more features to their product.
  2. Execution itself. Write the code, talk to a client. Write the code again, and talk to the client again. If you have to write a piece of code that the client doesn’t need, it’s not worth the time. It’s weird to build a product for yourself alone.
  3. Team communication, as often as possible. The more often you talk to each other, the more often changes occur in the product and code is written in the right places. The less you talk to each other, the more you drift away from the common goal and go about your business. Synchronization is not a fad, but a vital process for a startup.

Change product. Talk to customers. Write the code. Synchronize the team. Repeat.

It all seems simple, but try to do it all at once. One of these things will surely fail. Share your experiences. How do you do it? Which of these do you miss?



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Evgenii Nelepko

Evgenii Nelepko

CEO/ BD at Startups | Advisor for Founders. Connect on LinkedIn: