Or, how to build your company for scale

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How is your company structured?

I assume there are departments like sales, marketing, product, dev, and such. There are most likely KPIs for each department, right? And a VP or Head of… Ever wondered why is that so? What’s the value in it? Well, like many things, the cause is…

Or, how to find the focus that drives your startup

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Focus is odd in the sense that, unlike most things, its plural form makes no sense. What are “focuses”? Can you focus on more than one thing?
Maybe if you are a chameleon or a fly, but mere humans lack that ability. We need one target, one goal.

One life…

And why doing what you don’t want to do, is the best thing to do

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I recently stumbled upon a Warren Buffett quote that basically says really successful people say no to almost anything. Here it is again for those who missed it:

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

Warren Buffett

That…

How to become really successful (According to Warren Buffett)

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In my I quoted Warren Buffett explaining the importance of saying no. While this is indeed true, it is rarely easy, especially when you’re an early-stage startup. If your P/MF is not solid and your targeting is not laser-focused, opportunities are, more often than not, distractions in disguise…

How proving yourself wrong is the first thing to do

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The entrepreneurial mindset is a topic much discussed (not here though so don’t worry) but Product/Market Fit mindset, while the concern of many other stakeholders, is not discussed much (until now). P/MF has many stakeholders, be it investors, product managers, CEOs and more. …

Tips and Tricks to help you LOSE your way to Product/Market Fit

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I’ve recently started mentoring startup companies participating in MassChallenge JLM. While this is an amazing experience providing me with the chance to meet exciting new startups, it is also an important reminder as to how critical, yet elusive, Product/Market fit is. …

Adi Shmorak

A Product Manager, Biz Dev Director and Mentor, working with early stage startups, helping them to focus and scale.

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