Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in People + Strategy magazine here.
We have romanticized founders having their “eureka” moments, writing their ideas on the back of a napkin, then holing up in their parents’ basement or their dorm room to start their company.
Vacation is wonderful and often yields fresh perspective and insights. Coming back to all your email is overwhelming. Do these 3 things immediately after your vacation so you can reap the benefits of the perspective you gained while you were away.
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Every startup reaches the point where they have learned, they have hired, they have structured. They stop tinkering with their “MVP” and start trying to get customers. They are ready to get things done. At that point these companies have to get excellent at execution.