“You always do want a Founder-CEO. But that person doesn’t always have to be the Founding CEO.” – Reid Hoffman
Ideas aren’t worth much without outstanding execution. Everyone has ideas, but few people are capable of executing on an idea and creating real value by growing a single product into a scalable, sustainable business. These exceptional individuals, known as Founder-CEOs, are critical during the startup’s early stages, but startups don’t last forever and their proven executors move on.