Rethinking the “Shark Tank” Approach with David Heinemeier Hansson

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You probably heard of the TV show Shark Tank. It features entrepreneur-contestants who pitch their products to “shark” investors, in the hope that they’ll invest.

This approach has become conventional wisdom for building a business. You create a product and gain some initial traction, but not enough to show a profit. Then you pitch investors and, if the money comes through, grow the company into something profitable.

Or do you?

In my recent conversation with David Heinemeier Hansson, CTO/Co-Founder of Basecamp and best-selling author of Rework and Remote, he challenges this conventional high-risk, high-reward strategy and offers instead a more thoughtful and sustainable alternative.

In addition, he shares:

  • The secret to what makes remote work better for organizations and employees
  • The irony of how working for bad bosses can make us better leaders
  • Key questions startup founders should ask themselves when considering venture funding and a move to Silicon Valley

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