Startup Advising: Navigating Tough Conversations for Success

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "The Hard Conversations Founders Don't Want to Have" by Y Combinator
TLDR Honest conversations are necessary for successful startup advising and maintaining healthy relationships.

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    Having honest conversations with founders is essential for successful startup advising.
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    02:42
    Founders come to office hours with a hidden agenda, so it's important to be honest and ask the right questions.
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    06:02
    Set expectations low and prepare for the worst to avoid surprises when seeking validation from YC.
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    Asking for more face time may be a sign of a deeper concern.
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    Talk to your co-founder and think before speaking to maintain a healthy relationship.
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    Learning to disagree without damaging relationships requires understanding needs and taking responsibility.
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    Have difficult conversations with colleagues to ensure everyone wins, even if the person you hired isn't the right fit.
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    18:33
    Showing someone the way out of their own struggle can help them overcome it.
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