Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on decision making

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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I don’t believe the future of work is remote. I believe 𝘢 future of work is remote. The future of work is choice.

2

Being an early employee at a startup is almost always a terrible decision financially. Great if you: - Want to start your own company - Want to learn a lot and grow ...That’s about it.

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Enough is a decision, not an amount.

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Everyone has an agenda. I prefer being open about mine so that people can self-select if they want to work with me. Many don't...that's okay! Everyone deserves to work with people whose agendas align with theirs. It makes building stuff a lot easier.

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Most founders could get better at giving positive feedback. "What's the point in giving non-critical feedback?" The realization that helped me the most: many good decisions are made on accident, and highlighting them can ensure they won't be reversed in a later iteration.

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I see a lot of investors get blamed when startups prioritize growth at all costs instead of sustainability. It turns out, while VCs are nice enough to play bad cop, it's probably the CEO/founders who are still responsible for making the ultimate decision. So, blame accordingly!

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