62%  of start-ups fail because of conflicts between co-founders . Although there are no statistics on degree of conflict between co-founder , but this number is probably not less than couples .

Sharing from Le Huynh Kim Ngan , founder of action.vn below may help start-up makers better understand the source of internal conflicts and find solutions to fix the problems .

I / TYPES OF FOUNDER “TROUBLE”

First , choose the right person . Just like in dating , take the time to find the right person , because the wrong choice is everywhere . Here are some typical patterns you may encounter :

1. FRIEND

This is co-founder is often a friend before starting a business together . They can be very kind , and excited about start-up , they love your idea . But after six months , when the ” honeymoon ” of start-up ended , they lost the ” fire ” and stagnation in the work .

2. GENIUS

Co-founders of this kind are , of course , very intelligent . Even smarter than you and hard working . Perhaps you will love these people , nut unfortunately they are smart so they do not need to cooperate with you. They are people who can not listen to anyone except yourself .

3. STRATEGIST

Co-founders like to work out strategies for developing start-ups with you . They will create great plans to revolutionize the world , but do not know how to earn the first 1000 users . They just talk theory and do not act , so send them back to school .

4. MYSTERY PERSON

These co-founders always have  an open job search site on the browser . They have multiple Facebook accounts to promote their various sub-projects . For these mysterious characters , at any time , they can also leave the start-up to do something else .

5. SALES SPECIALIST

Co-founders in this case spend the day to  searching for customers and promoting their products . That is great , except that they no not have much idea about the start-up that people are building .

6. ATTORNEY

This is the kind of co-founder who will try to turn things into ” white paper contracts , black ink ” . They are always worried about dividing things before actually creating anything .

II / FORMS OF CONFLICT OFTEN ENCOUNTERED

When throwing ambitious people from different backgrounds in the same place to work together under heavy financial pressure and constant fear of failure , then conflict will appear . Take a look at some common type of conflict :

1. ” MY IDEA IS BETTER ! ” :

We can not measure the value of an idea , ” DO IT “- only the way we can compare it . Just stop arguing and try developing a “bad” idea to see if you are doing well .

2. ” WHO DECIDES WHAT ? “

Please share responsibility with each other . Respecting your partner’s ideas in startup-related matters is the secret to building a solid partnership . Otherwise , the question ” Who decides what ?” will kill start-up before you even realize it .

3. ” I WORK HARDER THAN YOU “

Except these is concrete evidence that your colleague is “lazy” than you , keep calm . It is difficult to accurately measure the work of each person tin the start-up . Maybe this week the business man can not sign a contract but next week they can bring back a huge customer ?

4. ” HE LEFT OR I LEFT  “

This is the worst kind of conflict . The bad thing is not that you or other people have to left , but that you have argued for a long time before everything came to this ” ugly ” conclusion . If you are interested in the existence of start-up , please resolve this issue as soon as possible .

5. ” MY GOD , WE WILL FAIL … ! “

Almost every new day can be a ‘ death ‘ of start-up . Failure always exists in everyone’s mind . Then why mention it ? If there are co-founders who can complain about failure , stop them . Enthusiasm is the biggest asset of start-up .

6. ” WHO GETS WHAT ? “

The equity agreement will resolve many of the conflicts over the allocation of shares. In the initial stage, share equity is fair and reasonable to avoid future inconsistencies.

7. ” WE NEED MORE STRATEGIC PLANNING ! “

“Nine times out of ten strategic planning is just a form of delay ” said Paul Graham .

It better to do something wrong than to do nothing !

8. ” I AM TIRED AT 5 PM “

Everyone has his own private and personal interests. Instead of asking people to be sympathetic to their problems, let colleagues see the passion and maximum priority for the job.

source : http://genk.vn/62-startup-that-bai-vi-xung-dot-kieu-nay-tu-nhung-nha-dong-sang-lap-20170316161400768.chn

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