Thu, Nov 05, 2015
“What makes me valuable is my background and certain perspectives on furniture and design. It’s not my ability to do sales or marketing.”
Jessica nails it (no pun). As a founder, employee or contributor — figure out what you’re good at and focus on that. It is your job, and as a founder your duty, to provide value to your organization. The most value you drive doing something you’re truly good at.
Be careful though: Sometimes the things we’re passionate about are not the things we’re good at and vice versa… I might be passionate about writing code but am a lousy coder (true story).
Surround yourself with people and build systems allowing you to maximize your value for your organization.