Founders & startup leaders – most helpful lessons learned in 2021?

Ross Rich
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Hey folks! 👋 I’m a co-founder at Accord, and like everyone else doing some reflection on everything we learned & accomplished last year :) In 2021, we launched on PH and went from 0 paying customers to signing our first 50+, hired our founding team, and a bunch of other fun stuff. As a first-time founder, I learned a TON... Here are a few lessons that made a big impact (and I’d love to hear yours!): - You really don't know how people will react to your product until you're actually in the market, no matter how much of an expert you are - It's so important to set ambitious long-term goals as a map for prioritizing the right things (and you don’t need to know how you’re going to accomplish these goals yet!) - Plant seeds and invest in relationships early; find other givers and give back to them Cheers to more learning & growth in 2022! What are some of the biggest things you learned last year?

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Ross Rich
Founder / CEO, Accord
Wrote out some lessons I learned this year – hopefully this is helpful to other first-time founders & builders out there! https://inaccord.com/blog-posts/...
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Sidhdharth Sivasubramanian
Building products @ Nyx Wolves & Ajna AI
Yep. Totally. I learnt a lot of lessons, you can checkout my blog here - https://medium.com/@sidhdharth/1...
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Ross Rich
Founder / CEO, Accord
@sidhdharth_sivasubramanian nice thanks for sharing... loved #3, the daily accountability to yourself :)
Patricia
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