Your Advantage As A Start-Up
As a start-up you have an unbelievable advantage over the incumbents. By their sheer size, histories and market position, incumbents have elaborate planning and budgeting mechanisms, rigorous reporting systems, daunting control functions, clear hierarchies and uncoordinated operations. Much of this leads to culture where organizational goals are regularly sacrificed to the utmost concern of self-preservation and individual benefits. Translation: bureaucracy, silos, misalignment, complete lack of agility, lack of customer focus, poor organizational health and destructive politics. Your advantage as a start-up is being a real “team.” No duplicitous or subversive individual agendas, no controlling self-interest. You have a team that is a cohesive, impassioned, aligned and agile. You have an undeniable advantage. You will win and I will always place my bets on team first!