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Svpply Founder Admits: “I Have No Idea What I’m Doing”

ben pieratt Svpply Founder Admits: I Have No Idea What Im DoingIn the annals of CEO blog postings, Ben Pieratt”s recent writings on the challenges of running Svpply stand out for their bracing honesty.

I have zero experience or expertise in building a company. I’ve never worked at a web or product startup, I’ve never worked in a healthy team environment. The design studio I co-owned was flawed to its core, and the companies I’ve worked at have had mediocre management.


So I’m learning on the fly.


Things I don’t know how to do that I have to learn soon or Svpply will fail:


- How to find and recruit talent
- Recruiting the appropriate kind of talent
- Managing people and keeping them fulfilled in their work
- How to develop and design a work schedule
- How to communicate a vision

Speaking publicly about the slow development of new features, the bouts of worry and depression and the deep technical problems at his company was probably a relief for Pieratt. It generated an burst of support from the Tumblr community and drew attention from various media outlets. The post is title “My Job Pt. 1 – I have no idea what I’m doing”, and Pieratt’s investors and employees are no doubt waiting to see what he reveals next.

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Comments

  1. sorry but why is there no link to his blog or to svpply in this blog post?

  2. Labathroomremodeling says:

    Running a business is tough.  Until my los angeles bathroom remodeling company, I had the same trials and tribulations as you did.