Pushing the Limits and Never Getting Comfortable

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  1. Lamine N’Dao, who joined Seb’s Product team as a Senior Product Designer last September, can attest to this.

    When I was being interviewed, Seb focused on my ability to push the limits as a designer. More so than my concrete design and product skills, he wanted to understand how I would approach problem-solving to ensure that when building Breathe Life products I would always be thinking creatively and pursuing excellence.

    Looking beyond just team members, it’s crucial that the leadership never gets comfortable. One of my startup analogies is the similarities between Entrepreneurship and Doc Brown from Back To The Future. In the movie, Doc Brown is trying a million different things, and eventually, one thing works. When it does, he continues to work on that path and follow what worked. It’s the same with launching and growing a business, in order to get an MVP out you need to test and learn and test and learn until you get it right, to never get comfortable with what you have. And you often need to do this in an extremely lean manner with few resources or help.

    At the end of the day, you need to have a team that is pursuing excellence and never gets comfortable. Something that I believe deeply as a CEO is that when you hire people who push the limits then no problem is unsolvable and the sky isn't the limit!

    Stay tuned later this week as we look at our third value, We push the limits.

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