The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten
223: What Do You Wish You Knew When You Started as an Entrepreneur?
Jul 14, 2017
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In this episode, Steli and Hiten may hate this particular question but are deciding to tackle it today: what are the things they wish they knew when starting their companies? Steli and Hiten give their candid responses which includes a discussion of how hard it actually is, what it means to put people first, and how to build a company with long-term objectives in mind. Listen in as they discuss how the answer actually does NOT lie in Steli and Hiten, but in you.
 Time Stamped Show Notes:

 00:05 – Today’s episode is about the things Hiten and Steli wish they knew when they started their first companies

 00:34 – This is one of the questions that Hiten and Steli get asked a lot

 01:18 – For Hiten, he would start by kicking his younger self in the groin

 01:31 – “It’s going to hurt more than that so get used to that”
 01:42 – Hiten realized that at times, he did not appreciate the pain

 02:14 – The second thing for Hiten is knowing that it really is about working w…
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