The best way to learn to duck is to get punched in the face.
I thought that up while driving around. In fact, most of my little sayings come while I am driving around, and a few of them stick in my brain and become blog posts.
The latest one?
It’s hard to see with blood in your eyes.
There is a lot of talk about how hard (or easy) it is to be a CEO, which is a bit frustrating given that “CEO” is a job function and most founders eventually make horrible CEOs. But, lets leave that discussion for another day.
Great founders tend to be single minded in their focus, which is a huge asset. But, they also tend to be highly optimistic and egotistical. Those three things: focus, optimism and ego create a perfect storm of reaction during the funding and growth stage of the...