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sarahmars22 on 2009-09-04The Founder Syndrome - Part I
Why it's still a big messy issue and why attitudes have to change...
It has been debated for years yet remains a small-talk favorite around the water coolers of the venture capital industry. It is “The Founder Syndrome” and it goes something like this… founders innovate, incubate and invigorate.
The Founder Syndrome - Part II
Avoiding the Deadly Trap
Part II looks more closely at the early life-stages of entrepreneurial organizations and the painful transitions associated with the founder syndrome. It argues that by understanding the nature of these transitions, and learning to anticipate, prepare and adapt to them, founders can exert far greater control over their fates while also benefiting the firms they so cherish.