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188. #1 Killer of Startups

Founders are efficiency-seeking missiles, which is what compels them to start businesses, but it’s a double-edged sword.

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187. CEO Has Three Responsibilities

The CEO is responsible for three things: communicate the vision, hire great people, and don’t run out of money. But it all boils down to just one thing.

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185. Three Questions To Ask Before Shutting Down

My friend Eric is a very successful startup founder who has been a CEO coach for the last decade. When founders come to him to ask if they should shut down their startup, he runs this process with them.

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184. Three Ways To Shut Down & The Terminal Plan

There are ways to shut down: The Ghost, The Bonfire, The Refund. But there’s also a great way to sell your startup. That advice is not mine to share, so go read this presentation by Geoff Lewis: The Terminal Plan

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183. Shut Down Week and Write Offs

This week, we’re covering an important but difficult topic: shutting down your startup. If you’re asking yourself the question, you may already have the answer. And your investors may have already written your company down.

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181. The Power of Specificity

Allyson joins us to share her insights on providing specificity to the problem being solved. A founder has to be able to convey the severity of the problem and the specific upside to solving it. Without both, investors know customers just won’t buy.