We are rapidly moving towards a world where AI will take over information processing and (eventually) robots will take over most repetitive physical tasks. Instead of thinking about the writers or the coders, we need to start to re-envision how we’ll support a world full of people with a ton of free time on their hands and not a ton of opportunities to be additive.
Chris now considers himself an expert in the world of online sports betting licenses, with no question he can’t answer (or quickly find the answer to). He’s realized that while he thought he knew his customers previous to this last pivot, he knew jack about his previous industries.
If your business is experiencing sustained flat growth and you are out of ideas, it’s probably time to get back into exploration mode.
Even when they stop getting the desired results, founders keep pressing that button, hoping the inscrutable machine starts working again.
Seriously, I can’t hammer this one home enough. Just. Fucking. Take. The. Call.
In startup land, we like to tell ourselves a bedtime story that it’s all a meritocracy and we’re strictly about finding the best people. Hacker News is filled with comments like “who cares what race or gender they are; just pick the best people.” If only it were that easy, my little brogrammer.