"Should I continue working on my startup?" It's a persistent question founders ask themselves - and the most difficult to answer. In the first episode of the Brian and Hsu Ken show, we try to break down how founders can tackle this question.
0.00 - Introduction
0.27 - Why Is This A Hard Question?
3:57 - Should More Companies Be Sticking It Out?
6:38 - Design Experiments Around Your Runway
9:15 - It Takes A Longer Time to Figure Out Economics
10:00 - Are You Solving the Most Important Problem?
10:50 - Hsu Ken's Thread
11:12 - Are You Growing?
14:08 - You're Growing Fast When You Think Your Metrics Are Wrong
15:29 - Retention is Important
16:12 - Are You Learning?
16:28 - Founders Need Insights Per Minute
18:15 - Best Startups Tend to Be Built Around Secrets
19:00 - Do You Have Ideas for What to Do Next?
21:28 - Startups Need to Engineer Growth
23:04 - Are You Having Fun?
25:00 - Signs You Should Quit Your Startup
28:29 - Learnings → Bets → Growth
28:57 - Swipe to the table in the LinkedIn post
31:15 - How Much Time Founders Should Spend on Learnings, Bets and Growth
36:00 - Wrapping Up