Lessons on Navigating the Shift From First-Time Founder to Seasoned Exec

This article explores the journey of NerdWallet’s journey from a credit card comparison spreadsheet into a 300+ employee company with $100M in annual revenue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Culture is built in a founder’s image — so start looking inward.
  • Let go of your entrepreneurial ego and remove yourself from the decision-making equation.
  • Your product is the company, so embrace process over speed earlier than you think you need to.
  • Stop throwing spaghetti and start thinking about negative carry.
  • Overhaul your communication architecture — and cancel the CEO’s favorite meeting.

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