“What I Learned Helping Blue Apron Grow 25X in 3.5 Years” by @MelodyKoh
There’s so much to love in “What I Learned Helping Blue Apron Grow 25X in 3.5 Years” from @MelodyKoh
If you’re growing at a breakneck pace, you will inevitably have to rely on some of your high-performers to step up as people managers as you scale. Don’t take people management skills for granted — being an excellent individual contributor requires a very different skillset than being an effective people manager and leader.
If I was to sum it up, I’d say the main theme from Melody is to be purposeful in building your company. Especially during a growth phase. What worked to get you here, isn’t going to get you to your next place, or even help you survive this phase.