Ep 57: Founder to CEO?? Investor Says “No Way,” You say “Yes Way!”

PodcastEp 57: Founder to CEO?? Investor Says “No Way,” You say “Yes Way!”

Ep 57: Founder to CEO?? Investor Says “No Way,” You say “Yes Way!”

“As soon as we finish our Round-A we’ll look for a real CEO.” Sound familiar?

All too often there is a belief that Founders just don’t have what it takes to become a CEO and build a big company that makes the investors lots of money. Founders don’t have the skills to lead a big company.

Well…BS.  Jim Collin’s reminds us in the book “BE 2.0 – Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0” that this is just wrong thinking.

In this episode, I talk about and recommend Jim’s book to any CEO; and I mean any CEO from newbie to experienced! I’ve read the book 4 times and I learn something more each time.

The book alone won’t do a thing for you. You must do the work yourself — the thinking and reflecting.  

That means, after reading each chapter, paragraph, or page, take some time to reflect on what he says and determine whether you agree or not and why.

About the Host:

Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and a passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He helps technical founders build the business they want. He helps established businesses tap into their start-up founder to conquer a changing world.  With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer.

Words of Wisdom

  • Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
  • Life is a journey – molehills or mountains? it’s your choice.

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LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/thesavvyfounder

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thesavvyfounder

Website – https://philiptopham.com

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