Heart is Where The Startup Is
The other day, I read Sarah Lacy’s post on Romotive (a Techstars Company!) moving to the bay area, More Bad News for Vegas Tech Fund and it stirred the same feelings I had when I moved Graphicly from Boulder to the Bay Area.
I think the sentence that got me was in Keller’s email to the Downtown Project:
It’s my responsibility to make sure that Romotive is located where we are most likely to achieve this vision.
Most people who haven’t started a company think that there are simple decision points in deciding where that company should reside:
- Where do I want to live?
- Where the money at?
But it’s not that simple. What Keller did was right, he listened to his business. His business told him where the best place was for them to achieve their goals, and unfortunately, it wasn’t Las Vegas.
Like dowsers, great CEO’s have the ability to intrinsically listen to their companies, putting
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