Focus is good, but don’t let it turn to tunnel vision

One of the common themes of advice you get from the top gurus in the entrepreneurship world is focus. You hear time and time again that in order to be a great founder, you must not let yourself get distracted by working on too many ideas.

This morning I read a blog post by TechStars founder and CEO David Cohen that gives a slightly contrarian perspective to this advice.  The name of David’s post is Be Focused, Not Myopic. David states:

 if you’re actually the operator of a startup, the optimal strategy is to crush it with focus.

At the same time, though, be sure to broaden your view by exposing yourself to other businesses. Get involved with one or two other startups as a board member, advisor or mentor.

Read all of David’s advice here.


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