How to think about exit strategy

In my discussions with CEOs we often talk about exit strategy. Either because the company has current inbound interest or just thinking about the future. There is no one ‘right’ answer for when to sell your business. I often bring […]

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Why now?

Why now? This is perhaps the most strategic question for a startup investor. You can have an amazing team with an amazing product, but if they don’t get the timing right, it won’t be a win. There were search engines […]

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Nothing to hide: The benefits of being fully open

It is a truism that we fear what we don’t know. Left to our own devices, what we imagine is often worse than the reality. This is a hard-wired fight or flight survival mechanism. i.e. it won’t change. If staff […]

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No, no you can’t work on whatever you want…

One of the things that founders love the most about starting their own companies is that they have no boss. At least, not in the traditional sense. They can work on whatever they want, whenever they want. In the early […]

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How to balance being a CEO and being in a relationship

In this post, l’d like to explore a touchy, but important topic: how to balance leading a high growth company AND a marriage or serious relationship. How do you both be the best possible CEO while also being the best […]

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The two side of a CEO: Selfish and Servant

CEOs have an almost impossible job, facing a seemingly endless list of demands from their various stakeholders. To thrive, CEOs must be both selfish & servants. Something that has been coming up in my conversations with CEOs lately has been […]

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