Entrepreneurial Epiphanies (IamNOTaCEO.com)

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#3) Strengths & Weaknesses  #SelfAwareness 

With 15 years experience in startups (including: VC-funded, angel-funded, bootstrapped... acquisitions, asset-sales, dissolutions... successes, failures...), I've seen/learned A LOT - not only about the startup world in general, but about myself as an entrepreneur. I have become keenly aware of my (few) entrepreneurial strengths... as well as my (many) entrepreneurial weaknesses! 

WARNING to Future Employees & Partners!
TOP 12 THINGS I SUCK AT:

  • I SUCK AT... 

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#2) I'M FIRED?!?  #BestDecisionEVER

Back in 2007, I had a “company” (a term I use loosely, hence the quotes) which was a collection of viral “Humor Hotlines” (the first/biggest of which was “The Rejection Hotline®”) which were collectively reaching / entertaining / engaging MILLIONS of people and receiving huge amounts of media coverage; yet I had (half-jokingly) dubbed myself “America’s Worst Entrepreneur” because, despite the success/growth on the consumer-facing/product side, we were still losing money on the business side...
CNN-Live-RejectionHotline-2002
[Even CNN thought we were making lots of money! But despite receiving MILLIONS of phone calls and tons of media coverage, we weren’t profitable until I realized: “I am NOT a CEO” (and subsequently fired myself as CEO of my own company)]

So, after much soul-searching and internal debate, I decided to “fire myself” as CEO of my own company... 

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#1) My (First) Entrepreneurial Epiphany  #IamNOTaCEO 

Most entrepreneurs / startup founders will put “CEO” on their first business card when starting a company. And I was no different back when I started my first company. But I quickly (eventually) realized some things that would have a dramatic impact on my entrepreneurial career — past, present and future!
~ I REALIZED... 

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