Over the past eight years of running a software company, I’ve experienced changes that are hard to describe. Having been a software engineer before starting my company, I had no prior exposure to business or what it takes to run, let alone grow a company. Fortunately, hiring great people allows me to ensure that work is getting done correctly, but also allows me to see my mistakes, and adapt accordingly.
When you hire great people, they force you to grow as a manager and leader to meet their expectations. Just when you think you have everything figured out, you hire someone who changes your perspective on everything. It’s important that during these times you are honest with yourself and remove any ego from the equation.
Want to build a company? Leave your ego at the door.