Conrad Doucette on What You Learn Working at Fast Growing Startups

In Chapter 13 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "How Does Working at This Startup Compare and Contrast With the Startups That You've Worked With in the Past?" Over and over again in his startup job experiences, Doucette learns that startups will always lack the institutional memory and infrastructure of larger companies such as Proctor and Gamble. As a result, startups always need to be responsive and flexible to staff and solve these issues and problems spontaneously as they arise.

Conrad Doucette is a Brooklyn musician and the drummer for the band Takka Takka. He has performed with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, The National, Alina Simone, and many other leading acts. When not performing music, Doucette is the communications and brand director at music licensing and publishing startup Jingle Punks. Doucette earned a BA in History from the University of Michigan.