I came across this image the other day. I think it applies well to the founder journey too - many people focus too much of their attention on what the competition is doing, when in reality I've found it's much more effective to focus on how you can best serve
Towards the end of last year, Stairway was acquired (I wrote more about it here). It was the first time I've had a full-time job, and it's the longest professional role that I've held in my life, having dropped out of university just before.
Towards the end of last year, Stairway, the company that I'd been building for the past 3 years, was acquired. Acquisitions can go either way; either they're the exit that a founder has been working towards for years, or they're the best case for a disappointing outcome; this was the
Feedback loops are everywhere. Thinking carefully about them can be valuable, as a startup founder.