How a founder’s mentality encourages employee recognition
Thinking like a founder is different than thinking like an employee. Whether they want to or not, a founder has some part of their identity wrapped up in the company. They feel praise and blame of the company more acutely; it’s on their minds all the time, even when they’d rather it not be. And they feel a spirited commitment to improving the product and growing the company—in ways that can fire up an entire team.