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VP of Sales Die and Get Fired So Often In Startups We Need a Euphemism…”Community Manager”

by Larry Chiang on April 3, 2017

By Larry Chiang
I know a lot of people. I don’t know any vp of sales at a startup. 

I think it’s because that role died. “Community manager-ism” is all the rage. Let us examine where we are and where this all is going in the topsy turbulent nature of building and growing Silicon Valley startups…

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
On pins and needles waiting for the sequel post potentially addressing “1st vp of sales = a founder” ?
Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

2017-2008. No end solution in sight. Just guesses.

Problem = #WhenHowWhyDidVPsalesDie…

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
.@sgblank I loved you enough to make shortcodes short-links. #WhenHowWhyDidVPsalesDie

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Been on pins and needles for “this”……

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
I see alphas all saying the same thing about #WhenHowWhyDidVPsalesDie. But, not orchestrated. 
And not actionable.…

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
*Do things that don’t scale* means vp marketing/ vp sales type work as the 2-5 technical co-founders #cs183yC #CSmajorCMO

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
VCs fire us bc the vp sales ain’t working out. It’s the “Startup Death Spiral” as per 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
LinkedIn and EchoSign (AdobeSign’s) @BrendonCassidy on #WhenHowWhyDidVPsalesDie Community manager <~ VP of Sales cc @NickAustinLee @sgblank…

Tom Strachan (@tsurfs)
10 Rules to Being a VP of Sales in a Startup | Brendon Cassidy | LinkedIn


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Community manager is a euphemism for VP of Sales [END]

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