Fast and far

They say if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. But what if you want to start a business and you’re alone? How about moving fast and far?
It’s been always said that great companies start with two great minds: Apple with Jobs and Wozniak, Microsoft with Gates and Allen… Having a great partner is a precious gift, but you don’t always have the luxury of knowing that person. So what do you do?
First thing is to figure out if you actually need a partner (and that’s not about finding someone with complementary  skills, which is great, but someone who has your back). Then, the second thing is to get started. Yes, if you are alone, you get started.
You have to start before you see the end. Nevertheless, once you get started and people recognize what you stand for, that’s when you get far. Because the people who want you to succeed will help you get there. And the beauty of it is that it allows you to move fast, and consequently far when you can get people on your bus.
If you’re alone, get started and move fast. It’s way easier to persuade people when you’ve got something in hands than it is when you’ve got nothing—especially if you don’t have any successful track history.
Get there fast, then go together.