I’ve spoken to a couple of people over the past few days about something hadn’t thought about till now.
These thoughts turned into this post when I read Steve Blank’s article on the Angel.co blog about the role of early employees in an early-stage startup and how the skills acquired during the early days will be irrelevant as the company scales to the next level.
I’ve thought about this a while – since I joined the founding team at Global App Testing, a lot has changed and I’ve had to keep growing my skill set in order to grow.
I plan to stay hungry and keep learning new skills so I don’t become irrelevant. While this is a challenge, there are a few things I know I can do:
- Realise that what has got me here, won’t get me there
- Stay humble and seek out mentors
- Keep upskilling
In the interest of #2, if anyone reading this has any advice for me or that I can pass onto anyone else, please let me know!