We love different ways to think of startups - and thinking of your startup as a boat is certainly different.
Matt Richter-Sand and Jeff Scheinrock, authors of The Agile Startup: Quick and Dirty Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know is a great read.
They say the most important factor that determines the success of your Startup is your founding team and encourage you to think of your Startup as a boat.
“Everyone on a boat has a job, and if they’re not performing, then the boat will stall.”
So to solve this,
1) Get the right people on the boat
2) Get them in the right positions
3) Make sure the team has everything it needs to execute.
So thats Team, Team, Team for success!