Work experience can be quite a daunting prospect for many teenagers, especially if they have no prior experience in either that field, or work in general. Yet, I was always incredibly interested in tech businesses and start up culture in general so when the opportunity arose to do work experience at Codex Edge, right away, I jumped on it. This is what I learned.
Nothing is quite as detrimental to a great creative idea like the opinions of half the office, a dozen of internal meetings, countless more red tape, and waiting for someone to answer their email while on annual leave. So as a startup or even a big business, how do you build a structure that doesn’t stifle creativity but, instead, allow the best ideas to come forward?
LinkedIn articles tend to follow a theme, ideally something popular or trending that we can offer our opinion on in the hope of reaching a wider audience, but I actually wanted to ask for help. I would appreciate your opinion on a genuinely challenging subject for us, and I suspect any start-up at our stage of life, namely entering the growth phase.
It seems that every few months the topic of AI and job security is revitalised and although I did briefly comment on a recently trending article, I realised that I actually have a bit more to say. My experiences managing Codex Edge and our business model is very telling in this debate on whether AI will replace jobs.
With every passing day, I reaffirm my belief that it is more important to focus your attention on what your customer wants, instead of what your competitors are doing. Codex Edge is approaching its 1 year anniversary and as of last month, we broke even. Becoming profitable as a tech start-up within the first year is definitely something to celebrate and we couldn’t have done it, without our customers. More importantly, customer feedback.