Last night I attended Greg’s ( “the” PMC-Sierra founder ) retirement party. It was a good trip down memory lane, and there are so many great memories. Thanks Greg. The metaphor I choose to remember most is “all oars rowing in sync … “.
The question I keep asking myself is, “How the hell did he get us to do that for so long ❓ ” The early days were incredibly difficult. Sure we were small and could be focused. But we actually were 😎
I find it very challenging to describe this startup experience. By magical coincidence this morning I was treated to a great description of life in a startup by Marc Andreesen “Why not do a startup. This post also refers to the phrase “oars rowing in synch”.
Being a sports guy I often analogize it to “being in the playoffs every day — for years”.