The B2B Revenue Executive Experience
The B2B Revenue Executive Experience

Episode · 4 years ago

Les Trachtman on Why Founders Often Make Terrible CEOs


Quite commonly, founders make terrible CEOs.

They often have a difficult time segregating their personal relationships with their founding teams from the objective reality of the situation. That’s not an attack on founders: it’s hard time starting a company from scratch, and you often have to have a band of loyal followers in the beginning. The problem is that a company, once it scales, usually needs much different talent.

In this episode Les Trachtman, CEO of Purview, shares from his experiences taking over the CEO role from six different founders. He also talks about his upcoming book, Don’t F*** It Up (and 31 other things a founder should never say).

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