Grow Up Fast:

Lessons from an AI Startup

Zach Rattner (Author), Rita Sus (Illustrator)

9/11/20232 min read

Question. Learn. Adapt.

The untold narrative of our era is that there are yet untraveled paths to tread and new discoveries to uncover in the world of artificial intelligence (AI). In Grow Up Fast: Lessons from an AI Startup, Zach Rattner, an entrepreneur who journeyed from being a corporate employee to a startup founder, reveals how we can navigate this relatively unknown terrain to create novel leadership and management solutions.

Zach, CTO and Co-Founder of the AI startup Yembo, offers an honest and enlightening perspective on the journey of building a startup in the rapidly evolving field of AI.

This book isn't about quick success or easy wins; instead, it emphasizes the importance of adaptability, patience, and resilience in the face of unexpected hurdles.

It's a guide for those who are eager to venture into the world of AI, based on Zach's own trials and triumphs.

Zach opens with the transformative concept that in the realm of AI startups, uncertainty and discomfort are not hurdles but catalysts for growth. While many may be blinded by the allure of cutting-edge technology and rapid development, Zach argues that progress should not be confined to established tech hubs or pre-defined paths. Every industry, every business holds the potential for evolution.

It is all rooted in one crucial capability that every leader must cultivate: the power to question, learn, and adapt.

The book includes key lessons learned:

  • The importance of questioning assumptions

  • The value of diversity within a team

  • The traps and benefits of feedback

  • The beauty of constraints

Zach shows us that getting comfortable with discomfort, effectively managing uncertainty, and empowering teams are critical elements in a startup's progression.

Grow Up Fastbrings forth both an invigorating vision of future growth in the AI sector, and a fresh approach to understanding innovation: it all begins by asking the right questions which then lead you to discover untapped potential.

Zach's experiences and insights serve as an inspirational compass for those eager to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey in the captivating yet intricate world of AI startups.