@agazdecki

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CEO of @acquiredotcom. Former CEO of Bizness Apps & Altcoin (both acquired). EIR at @500GlobalVC. Occasionally write for @entrepreneur and @forbes.

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Your job as CEO of a startup is to hire generalists to build and then hire specialists to scale. Pretty simple.

16910 2375 08-27-2022

Before you build a startup write down…

1. The customer
2. Their problems
3. Current solutions
4. Your solution
5. Why now
6. Why you

The last two are most important. Market timing and founder fit.

7414 1543 11-12-2022

Startups are built by generalists and scaled by specialists. Pretty simple.

6758 1094 03-19-2022

Your goal as CEO of a startup should be to fire yourself from all key roles by hiring people smarter than you.

6542 1074 06-16-2022

Your main job as a startup founder or employee right now is to figure out how to get OpenAI to do 90% of your work… https://t.co/06muFw7XUG

9363 944 12-02-2022

What building a startup feels like. https://t.co/WxGmFbev9v

5186 939 03-21-2022

Your job as CEO is to hire people way smarter than you at your startup then give them clear direction, autonomy, goals, appreciation, and dark mode.

5599 886 06-20-2022

Before you write a line of code for your startup idea write down…

1. The customer
2. Their problems
3. Current solutions
4. Your solution
5. Why now
6. Why you

The last two are most important. Market timing and founder fit.

3672 813 11-23-2021

Your startup just needs to solve one problem really well, not 50.

5108 807 12-06-2021

Build your startup with generalists.

Scale your startup with specialists.

4807 721 12-19-2021

Your goal as CEO of a startup should be to build a team that can completely run the entire company without you.

4229 653 09-20-2022

Startups needs a Chief Storytelling Officer and ideally this is the founder.

4595 652 09-07-2022

Your job as CEO of a startup is to overcommunicate everything about your company's strategy often because your team can’t read your mind.

3324 629 01-03-2023

BREAKING: large companies execute slower than startups due to meetings about meetings about how to have more meetings about meetings.

3855 626 12-10-2022

Every billion dollar startup began with zero revenue, zero funding, zero press, zero customers. Keep going.

3643 624 01-29-2022

Your startup needs just 5 things to be successful:

- Solution to a painful problem
- Viable business model
- Great story to tell
- Team that executes
- Dark mode

3168 593 02-08-2022

Time is the most valuable asset in the world. Build a startup that saves people time and you’ll go far.

3485 590 03-27-2022

Friendly reminder that startups with a better product lose often to startups with better distribution, brand, marke… https://t.co/UTNIvtm6OH

2976 584 12-16-2022

Don’t fall in love with a startup idea, fall in love with a problem to solve.

3507 578 12-04-2021

"Entrepreneurship is living few years of life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't."

3192 570 04-24-2022
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