This is the second part of the two part series of Practices for Software Startup Pluralsight Course. Please read the first part of this series over here. The course is written by Stephen Forte (Blog | Twitter). Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of the venture backed company, Telerik.
Personal Learning Schedule
After these three sessions it was 6:30 am and time to do my own blog. But for the rest of the day, I kept thinking about the course, and wanted to go back and finish. I was wishing that I had woken up at 3 am so I could finish all at one go. All day long I was digesting what I had learned. At 10 pm, after my daughter had gone to bed, I sighed on again. I was not disappointed by the long wait. As I mentioned before, Stephen has started four to six companies, and all of them are very successful today.
Here is the video I promised yesterday – it discusses the importance of Right Sizing Your Startup.
The Heartbeat of Startup – Technology
One of the biggest hazards for a start-up company is one person deciding the direction the company will go, until down the road another team member announces that there is a glitch in their part of the work and that everyone will have to start over. Even though a team of two or five people can move quickly, often the decision has gone too long and cannot be easily fixed. Stephen used an example from his own life: he was biased for one type of technology, and his teammate for another. In the end they opted for his teammate’s choice , and in the end it was a good decision, even though he was unfamiliar with that particular program. He argues that technology should not be a barrier to progress, that you cannot rely on your experience only. This really spoke to me because I am a big fan of SQL, but I know there is more out there, and I should be more open to it. I give my thanks to Stephen, I learned something in this module besides startups.
Money, Success and Epic Win!
Press End to Start the Game – Exists!
Thank you Stephen for bringing your real world experience with us! I recommend that everyone attends this course, even if they don’t want to begin their own start-up company.
It was indeed a long day for me. Do not forget to read part 1 of this story and attend course Practices for Software Startup Pluralsight Course.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)