Intro to the article:

"Josh Elman has been part of several of the most significant internet and social companies in his career as a product manager, and is now a venture capitalist. He was a product manager at LinkedIn and then Twitter, and is now a partner at Greylock, investing in new consumer products and services. We talked with Josh about what he learned as a product manager, and what he’s seen after transitioning to the other side of the startup experience."

Josh Elman points out that even if urgency of action is part of the life of a startup, of being an entrepreneur, you also need to let things play out:

"You feel like, we gotta get this thing out tomorrow, everyday is a crisis, our metrics just went down, have to do a hail Mary to bring our numbers back up. That urgency is really important for a startup and it can’t go away, but sometimes it becomes such an overriding force that you forget things can calm down and play out. The thing I’ve learned in venture capital is the nature of this job is to let things flourish over time. You can’t be clinging to it every day."

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Patience And Entrepreneurship?
Josh Elman has been part of several of the most significant internet and social companies in his career as a product manager, and is now a venture capitalist. He was a product manager at LinkedIn and then Twitter, and is now a partner at Greylock, investing in new consumer products and services. We talked with Josh about what he learned as a product manager, and what he’s seen after transitioning to the other side of the startup experience.

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