I recently read an article titled “Start-ups, 80% of your growth depends on this”. The article outlined stages that typical companies go through as they grow, complete with timelines for each stage.
Read between the lines though and the author’s point is clear: if you work hard and follow the rules, you too can someday build a company and have moderate success like him.
I’m sure the author meant well, but the idea that I (or anyone for that matter) need to follow a prescribed path to mediocrity is complete crap.
So then, how do you stop playing to the 80% and instead create things that shatter glass ceilings and truly change the game?