Splitting Roles & Responsibilities

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It is probably not shocking to those in the field that numerous startups fail due to founder conflicts. I have seen this happen to many founder friends. In fact, Harvard professor Noam Wasserman claims that 65% of startups break down due to this reason. One of the reasons involves disagreement in the roles and responsibilities. To determine who should do what, a newly-formed founding team should go through a 2-step process. Have alignment on the responsibilities of each role, the more specific the better.Have alignment on a framework to determine the assignment of individuals to the roles. It is possible…...

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Greg Greg is currently a technology entrepreneur. He graduated from Stanford with a B.S. Computer Science and M.S. in Management Science & Engineering.