Daily Muse co-founder and startup advisor Kathryn Minshew has started several startups and has the battle scars to prove it. In this 99U talk, Minshew shares common mistakes made by startup founders, and reveals the remedies to each. Chief among them? The “Gollum Syndrome” where founders treat their companies as “their precious.” Just launch and iterate, says Minshew, because “an ugly baby is better than no baby at all.”
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of TheMuse.com, a career platform and job discovery tool helping 1 million people every month answer the question, “What do I want to do with my life (and how do I get there)?”
Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The TODAY Show and Fox, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship topics to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccine introduction in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and was previously at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Follow her on Twitter @KMin.