There’s one lesson that the business world has taught me repeatedly throughout my 28 short years; over, and over, and over again.
As with many things in life, I’ve tried to ignore it at times – often battling with the temptation to give up, skip ahead, or simply gloss over the boring and the seemingly inconsequential.
But I don’t believe in co-incidence, so I guess there must be a good reason why life keeps dangling it in my face.
Startup Lesson #1: DO before you DELEGATE
It was in early 2005 that ‘delegate’ became something more than just a 3 syllable word in my vocabulary.
I had just started work at a 10-person startup electricity retailer called Jackgreen; a company that is sadly (but not surprisingly) no longer in existence.
As a fairly bright, cocky 20-year-old musician, I thought I was pretty special. It didn’t matter that I had no experience in the corporate world. If there was something I didn’t know, I would just figure it out.
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