创业与企业发展 第35期:执行速度

发表时间:2017-12-07内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Uh, one of the biggest advantages that startups have is execution speed

创业最大的优势之一是执行速度,

and you have to have this relentless operating rhythm.

并且你要保持不间断的工作节奏

Um, Facebook has this famous that says, move fast and break things.

Facebook有这样一句名言,快速前进,打破常规

Um, but at the same time, they manage to be obsessed with quality.

但同时,他们会设法达到应有的质量

And this is why it's hard.

这就是为什么做起来很难

It's easy to move fast or be obsessed with quality.

快速行动很容易,达到应有的质量也容易

Um, the trick is that you have to do both at a start up.

但你要在创业时同时做到这两点

Um, you need to have a culture

你需要创建一种文化

where people have very high quality standards for everything the company does but still move quickly.

让员工对每件事都要有高质量的标准,而且还要行动快速

Ah, Apple Facebook and Google have all done this extremely well.

苹果公司,Facebook和谷歌在这方面都做得很好

It's not just about the product um, it's about everything they do.

不仅是产品方面,而是他们做的每件事

They move fast and they break things and they're frugal in the right places.

他们行动快速并打破常规,他们在正确的地方锱铢必较

But they care about quality everywhere.

但他们在每个地方都注重质量

Um, you know you don't buy people shitty computers if you don't want them to write shitty code.

如果你不想他们写出低劣的代码,那么你就不要买劣等的电脑

You really have to you do have to set a quality bar that runs through the entire company.

你一定要在整个公司设置质量标准

Related to this is that you have to be decisive.

与此相关的是,你要果断

Um, indecisiveness is a start up killer.

犹豫不决是创业杀手

Mediocre founders spend a lot of time talking about grand plans but they never quite make this decision.

普通创业者花很多时间谈论了不起的计划,但他们从来没有果断执行

You know, they're, they're talking about well I could do this thing

他们仅仅是说,我能做这件事

that sounds great or I could do this other thing.

这听起来不错,或者可以做其他事

And they keep going back and forth and they don't act.

他们如此反复,犹豫不决,没有采取行动

Now what you actually need is this bias towards action.

现在,你真正需要的是采取行动

Um, the best founders work on things that seem small,

最优秀的创业者着眼于每个细节

but they move really quickly, uh, they get things done really quickly.

但他们的行动很快,他们的行动速度真的很快

Every time you talk to the best founders, they, they've got new things done.

每次和这些优秀的创业者交谈时,他们都会有新进展

In fact, this is the one thing that we learned best predicts success of founders in YC.

实际上,这是我们YC在预测创业者是否会成功时所关注的东西

If every time we talk to a team they've gotten new things done

如果每次我们和一个团队交流,他们有了新进展

that's the best predictor we have of the company will go on to be successful.

这就是公司走向成功的最好见证

Part of this is that you can do huge things by, in incremental pieces.

其中,你可以一点点完成繁重的工作,徐徐图之

If you just keep knocking down small chunks one at a time.

如果你能保持一次解决一点事

In an year you look back you've done this amazing thing.

一年后回过头来看,你就会发现自己完成了了不起的事

On the other hand if you disappear for an year.

另一方面,如果你消失一年

And you expect to come back with something amazing all at once it usually never happens.

期待带着令人称奇的成果回归,这种情况一般不会发生

You have to pick these right sized projects.

你得选择把工作分成适量的几部分

You know even if you're building this crazy synthetic biology company.

即使你正在创建一家了不起的综合性生物公司

Um, most people would say well I have to go away for an year, I can't do this incrementally.

大多数人会说,我必须要离开一年,我不能循序渐进地做这件事

There is almost always a way to break it down, into smaller projects.

总会有办法把一件事分成几个小的项目

Um, so speed is this huge premium, right?

所以速度才是关键,对吧?

The, the best founders usually respond to email, the most quickly.

通常最优秀的创业者回邮件的速度也最快

Um, they make decisions the most quickly.

做决定的速度最快

They're generally quick in all these different ways.

他们通常在不同方面的行动速度都很快

Um, and they just have this do whatever it takes attitude.

他们保有这种“一心要完成工作”的态度

They also show up a lot.

他们还经常露面

Um, they come to you know, they come to meetings they come in they meet us in person.

他们参加会议和我们面对面交流

Um, one piece of advice uh, that I have.

我的一条建议是

It's always worked for me is that they get on planes in marginal situations.

这对我来说是有用的,那就是在紧急情况下,赶紧“上飞机”

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