I’ve always been a perfectionist. I used to spend nights doing the work of my collaborators because I thought I could do it better. Then I realized that this was an imperfect system.
There is one topic I have often came across in recent years from a technical point of view: the problem of the local highs and lows. If Artificial Intelligence learns exclusively from the data it observes, how is it possible for it to understand if the observed situation is the best / worst only among the cases observed or among all those observable?
I started applying this concept to the people who worked with me as well. What I considered perfection was none other than my local maximum; the only way out of this trap is to add other local highs, and have a much clearer view of the situation. An ambitious undertaking cannot be done alone.
This is the new paradigm: to find someone who is better than me at managing the various activities of the company. So what’s left for the entrepreneur? Perhaps the most difficult task, certainly the least measurable: to inspire. Asking people to devote the best years of their lives to pursuing someone else's dream is a daunting task; inspiring them to the point of making that dream theirs too is what characterizes a successful entrepreneur.