The Founder’s Legacy: How You Frame the Founder is Critical to Your Company’s Ongoing Narrative

Famous founders from L-R: Ezra Cornell, Mary Pickford, Jack Ma and Steve Jobs. Successful companies heed the principles of their founders, even those companies whose founders are long gone. This is the theme of the recent book The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth by Chris Zook and James Allen, as…

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Reputation Reality Check: What Would Your Founder Think?

As fallen corporate reputations litter the sidewalks of business districts across the globe, the Financial Times reminds us of the UK government’s 2007 Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act. The Act creates accountability for fatal accidents caused by the “gross failings” of managers. While steep fines may seem like punishment enough, they only scratch the…

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