Please can all you startups just just STOP!
Seriously – calling yourself CEO when your total staff compliment can still fit in a Prius is just LAME. If you’re the Founder of your startup then you’re probably juggling multiple roles – sales, strategy, product, HR, finance etc. Go ahead – wear your Founder or Co-Founder label proudly – but hold back from calling yourself Chief Executive Officer until you actually have an executive team, who themselves have teams (of more than one …..) and you are running a real business – one that makes money (preferably LOTS of money) – not one that’s still burning capital while you build your MVP.
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