Founders tend to go through three stages as their companies grow. To get through the second, you'll need a founder whisperer.My marketing associate’s mouth hung agape as her eyes darted from side to side, desperately seeking an escape route. She had asked the founder and CEO--me--what she thought was a simple question about a draft of a marketing document. Unfortunately for her, I found a way to wax on about everything from code base branches to revenue recognition. This cringe-worthy moment was when I realized I was not a good manager.
Sometimes it’s smarter to ditch the dream of finding something brand new. Try riding someone else’s wave instead.You’ve probably heard of Foursquare, the location check-in app that manages to get a lot of interested users but not much money. But you might not be familiar with FearSquare.It’s an app that lets Foursquare users know if they’re in danger by checking the UK crime statistics for their current locations.This isn’t a money-making venture.
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