Startup Growth Mode: The Importance of Turning Young Developers Into Managers

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I’ve worked in four rapid growth startups. If you don’t start developing managers, you won’t make it.

Growth will break you if you aren’t ready for it

The nerd concept of a developer with no social skills is behind us

How the Germans in the 1930s built a massive army with severely constricted resources

If you can only have a few thousand soldiers, train them all to be officers

If you have ten people, and eight are principally technical contributors, you won’t be able to handle explosive growth

Start bringing younger talent into business decisions that aren’t in their sphere

Let them make mistakes, then help them analyze them

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Novelist, Tech Marketing Writer, Growth Consultant. I have been a professional writer for over 20 years- 8 non-fiction books and 1 novel, many articles, etc.

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