Sunday 18th March 2018

    The keys to scaling yourself as a technology leader

    "Everyone sets out to build a great company where great employees all get along, work hard and profit," Adam Pisoni, founder of Yammer says. "In reality, more commonly you'll find yourself not trusting the people you work with and running around like madman trying to keep track of what everyone's doing. You'll end up slowing everyone down trying to make sure everyone is making the right decisions. You'll feel like if you don't have the pedal to the metal the whole time, the whole thing will collapse." At the heart of this problem is a widespread misconception of what it means to be a company leader. If you're a founder, you're probably laser-focused on building a great product. But earlier than you might imagine, you need to shift your thinking away from building a great product to building the company that builds the great product. It's a subtle but powerful distinction. If you're still required to answer every question, you're never going to scale, Pisoni says. More here