There’s a concept that is reinforced within the startup community. A pernicious thought reinforced by the Arthurian Quest to obtain funding from venture capitalists.
One of the things that business school never prepares you for is the startup grind. Believe me, it’s a grind. Ups, downs, the elations and lows come slathered with the reminder that every step forward takes more effort than the step before.
Business actions are like military movements, after every one you should perform an After Action Review. It’s important to figure out what you did well, what you should continue to do, and what you need to change. The reality is, all too often we forget to compile our lessons learned when things go well, because…. well…. they went well. But the reality is, that even when everything works out the way we wanted, we could still have done something better.