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This article was published on June 12, 2015

Lessons from Building a Start-up

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Done is better than perfect. The biggest mistake startup founders make is trying to polish their product until it’s perfect before releasing it to the market. Ultimately, getting the product in front of users and getting the feedback is essential for startups, and feedback is much harder to take when the founder thinks the product is already perfect. Kathryn Minshew, the co-founder of The Muse, thinks that it is really difficult for people who are still in the trenches of building a company to be really honest with themselves. That’s because the truth is that all companies start by sucking. If people are not honest about this process, they lose a lot of the opportunity to learn.