Lessons for Dealing with 'Founder's Dilemmas'
Interested in launching a startup but afraid you will make critical errors at the outset that will torpedo your efforts? The Kauffman Founders School has introduced a new education series featuring insights from Noam Wasserman, who teaches an award-winning course on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and is the author of The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup.
'Founder's Dilemmas' is presented through a series of videos with Wasserman and supporting materials. The new content provides practical lessons on what founders can do to avoid problems that typically lead to failure -- offering advice on four founder issues:
Should I Co-found? With Whom?
Future ramifications of this key decision
Pros and cons of founding with friends, family or former coworkers
A founder checklist to know when and how to make fair equity splits
Challenges on the Road to Growth:
How to balance founder wealth vs. control
In addition to Wasserman's lectures, the Founder's Dilemmas series includes questions for founders and their teams to answer; an "impact guide" to help founders answer the question, "What will I do differently as a result of the lesson I've learned?"; tools and resources to help them implement what they've learned; and suggestions for related readings that enhance the lesson and offer additional insights and resources.