Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson quotes on leadership

Co-founder of Tiny. Owners of Dribbble, MetaLab, and many others. Buying, starting and investing in wonderful internet businesses since 2007.

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As a CEO, your job is actually to do nothing. CEOs who actually perform duties within their companies are failing. Your job is to set strategy and culture, delegate, and incentivize. Same goes for executives. You are just more focused mini-CEOs, who report up.

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The goal of an entrepreneur should be to do nothing but route opportunities to the right people on your team. Build a system and make yourself a human router 🚏 When I get stressed at work, it’s because I’ve failed to build a system and have tasks I can’t route to someone.

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“Hire the best people you can and leave them alone” –Tom Murphy

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How to know you’ve hired the right executive: You don’t worry about their part of the business anymore.

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To a CEO with a hammer, everything looks like a nail: Sales CEO: We'll SELL our way to the goal Marketer CEO: We'll MARKET our way to the goal Product CEO: We'll FEATURE our way to the goal Finance CEO: We'll STRUCTURE our way to the goal Magic = CEO who delegates all 4 well

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In an at scale business, the single most important job of the CEO is to get the right people in the right seats. You can’t do anything right until you have the team required to do it.

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The best part of growth is that you can delegate the things you don’t like 😩 The worst part of growth is that you usually end up delegating some of what you love 👨‍🎨 In 2008, my happy place was headphones + Photoshop 🎧 I haven’t designed anything substantial in years.

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