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    I want to hear more about optimal time investing

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      The concepts still need work but the gist is essentially a broader scoping and interpretation of the 1:10:100 rule mentioned

      You’re a start-up following a north star metric (will refer to as pole star to avoid confusion).

      You’ve got 1 year of runway left in your cash.

      How do you optimize for excelling at your execution?

      From a “distance traveled” analogy, we can consider this with different modes of transportation:

      • Walking in a given direction for 1 year
      • Building a bicycle (takes 2 weeks), and biking for 50 weeks
      • Buying a bicycle (costs 1 week), and biking for 51 weeks
      • Building a car (takes 2 months), and driving for 10 months
      • Buying a car (costs 1.5 months), and driving 10.5 months

      Now what if the car only can drive north, but you realize your pole star has shifted to south-east. Now you’re back to square 1 and need to figure out what’s next.

      (analogous to investing time/energy into a platform that customers didn’t want - and can’t be reused)

      What this concept is still missing:

      • Needs better translation between “distance traveled” and a practical pole star example
        • Currently can only think of Find Work where I spent so much time designing then building, without enough time to sell/market
      • Tight feedback loops are almost always preferred since you can build and build but it might be in the entirely wrong direction