Keith Rabois Quotes

Keith Rabois Quotes: Barrels are very difficult to find. But when you have them, give them lots of equity, promote them, take them to dinner every week... because they're virtually irreplaceable, cuz they're also culturally very specific. So a barrel at one company may not be a barrel at another company, because one of the ways the definition of a barrel is.. they can take an idea from conception all the way through shipping and bring people with them.
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Keith Rabois Quote: If people start going to a desk, some one individual employees desk and they don't report to them... it's a sign that they believe that person can help them. So if you see that consistently, those are your barrels. Just promote them, give them more opportunity as fast as you can.
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Quotes about Keith Rabois: The companies I have traditionally seen do best over the long term had lead investors for their seed rounds
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Quote about Keith Rabois: Most people would agree that the details matter when it faces the user. But where the real debate is on things that don't face the user.
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Keith Rabois Sayings: It's actually a good thing if you do reference checks on somebody and half the people you call say they are a micromanager and the other half say they actually give me a lot of responsibility. That's a feature not a bug.
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Keith Rabois Saying: Ultimately, I don't believe that you can build a company without a lot of effort, and that you need to lead by example.
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Sayings about Keith Rabois: Every good startup is a cult. And it's really hard to create a cult if you are sharing space with people. Because a cult means you think you are better than every other startup, you have a special way of doing things that's better than anyone else in the world.
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Saying about Keith Rabois: You need to simplify the value proposition in the company's metrics for success on a whiteboard.
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Keith Rabois Quotes: Being a venture capitalist to me is like being more of a psychologist. So if you come to my office we have two chairs with a table in the middle. And we sit down and it's like, Tell me your problems.
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Keith Rabois Quote: The real thing you do is you ask a lot of questions.
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Quotes about Keith Rabois: At first when you start a company, everything's gonna feel like a mess and it really should. It should feel like everyday there's a new problem, and what you're doing is fundamentally triaging.
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Quote about Keith Rabois: Most people will solve the problems they know how to solve. Roughly speaking they will solve B+ problems instead of A+ problems. A+ problems are high impact problems for your company but they're difficult problems.
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Keith Rabois Sayings: You can build the most important companies in history with a very simple to describe concept. You can market products in less than 50 characters. There is no reason why you can't build your company the same way. So force yourself to simplify every initiative, every product, every marketing, everything you do. Basically take out that red and start eliminating stuff.
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