1. Embrace Chaos
Take action even if you know there are issues to resolve. Accept the uncertainty, and make decisions based on your best estimate of the probabilities.
2. Hire Ms. Right Now, Not Ms. Right
Know when to let someone go when the moment passes.
3. Seek out “Bad” Management
Keeping management "chaotic" means you can better handle unexpected landmines.
4. Launch a Product That Embarrasses You
Get to market with an imperfect product quickly rather than getting to market with a "perfect" product slowly.
5. Let Fires Burn
There will always be more issues (fires) to fix than what your team has bandwidth for. Prioritize the fires that would kill your business first, and let the other fires burn.
6. Do Things That Don’t Scale (Throwaway Work)
It doesn't make sense to build a highly scalable system when you just start on your startup journey, so do things that don't scale first to ensure you're on the right track.
7. Ignore Your Customers
This is only a temporary solution, but you can scale faster at the beginning stages of your company as you figure out how to best scale your customer service.
8. Raise Too Much Money
Excess cash can help you account for unforeseeable circumstances
9. Evolve Your Culture
Culture influences how people act and behave when there are no formal rules or directives. An unclear organizational culture will hinder your company as you try to grow.