Theoretically, PMs should be ideal startup founders. We’re called Mini CEOs for god’s sake. In reality, the kinds of problems PMs solve and Founders solve are often quite different. Here’s what you need to know before you take the plunge.
Key Points: Internal sales versus investor relations; launching and landing versus 10Xing before you die; calibrating decisions for error mitigation versus velocity of finding product market fit; managing people when they do work for you; balancing fundraising with sales with product with team management.