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Jun 22Liked by Ross Haleliuk

Great article which hit very close to my heart. I worked at startup which grew organically from a couple to 150 people over 7 years. After we raised Series C, VC forced a “high performing executive team” from large corporation on us. This star team burnt through all money with little success in less than 2 years (mostly by over-hiring), so we got sold cheap when pandemic hit because there were no other option.

From engineering perspective I can definitely confirm that leading a team in startup and big enterprise are two completely different things. In startup one needs to be hands on and setting example of high pace but versatile development.

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