In the wake of my post yesterday about the brutally honest challenges involved in turning around Fab, the number of new job applications to work at Fab has spiked. I guess there are a lot of builders out there up for a challenge.
I fielded a question this morning from a potential candidate about risk. It was along the lines of what you might expect: “Fab seems to be in the midst of a tough turnaround. Why should I take such a risky career move?”
The answer (IMHO) is a simple one and I thought it was worth sharing here publicly:
IF you are interested in gaining the experience of trying to turn around a startup, of being a builder, of figuring out how to rebuild a company from the ground up, then there is 0 risk in joining Fab, as you cannot get this experience anywhere else. If this sort of challenge and ambiguity and uncertainty excites you, then the only risk is not joining Fab. I can promise you one thing: you are going to earn it and learn it.
IF you are frightened by the risk, then please don’t join.
I think this is a simple and honest way to put it.
Startups are not for everyone.
Startup turnarounds are certainly not for everyone.
Builders (with tough stomachs) only need apply.