Don’t think you are befriending your employees. They do not think of you as a friend and are there for one reason – to earn a paycheck. When they laugh at your jokes, it’s because they are plotting their next raise.
Picking the wrong partners is a big one for me. I tried to start several projects with partners from scratch and each time I found that we were not compatible with each other.
Don’t under-value your staff. Getting the right group of people who are self motiviated to get the job done, even if you have to pay them more, is what works best.
Biggest mistake – Left positions in companies due to frustration with my boss,
I opened a shared office with someone I barely knew on the advice of other people I barely knew.
Don’t delay in creating a website. It’s the first place people look.
Don’t let the customers get to you, if you work in retail or the service industry. Just remember that they’ll be gone in a few minutes.
Don’t assume people know what you do!
Never give a lot of details about family, friendships. Be very neutral as it can be used against you in certain scenarios.
Not carefully critiquing my first work product before starting my second and third.