Extreme Transparency

Recently, I was working with a Founder/CEO through some fairly complex and challenging issues. In this case, I was not a member of the Board, but instead acting as an advisor/coach to the Founder. And, the issues being worked through were significant – not an exaggeration to say that the combination of issues could be fatal for this company.

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Entrepreneurs often ask me, how do you know whether it is time to give up or keep fighting? The answer is different for every unique situation. In the case of facing my phobia of the water, I will keep fighting.

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An effective entrepreneur must be intellectually honest with themselves about their own strengths and weaknesses and that of their team. In this crazy world of hyper-scaling startups, this is even more important as different skills are needed at each stage of growth. In short, they must be self-aware.

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