Many entrepreneurs don’t realize this, but startups need three kinds of A players: first, kamikazes who are willing to work eighty hours a week to achieve success; second, implementers who come in behind the first group and turn its work into infrastructure; third, operators who are perfectly happy running the infrastructure.
However, if there’s one thing that’s harder than firing someone you don’t want around, it’s laying off people you want to keep. Rest assured, if you don’t make a course correction or terminate people who aren’t working out, you increase the probability of having to lay off people who are.