Episode #1042
Why We Aren’t the CEOs of Our Own Companies And Why You Shouldn’t Be Either
June 08, 2019

In episode #1042, we discuss why we aren’t the CEO’s of our own companies. Tune in to hear why being your own CEO isn’t the greatest idea.

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TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

  • [00:27] Today’s Topic: Why We Aren’t the CEOs of Our Own Companies And Why You Shouldn’t Be Either
  • [00:40] If you start small, you may have to be the CEO at first.
  • [00:55] You should always consider whether you are capable of being the best CEO for your company. Consider what your skill set is.
  • [01:30] Focus your time on what you are the best at doing.
  • [01:45] Eric doesn’t like being a CEO and it’s not his strong suit.
  • [02:25] We realized that there are people out there with more experience than us, who will achieve more as CEO’s than we would.
  • [03:05] Berkshire Hathaway just had their annual meeting.
  • [03:20] They don’t invest in tech, but rather focus on what they do know.
  • [04:35] For us, it’s too crazy to take on the role of CEO, because of all the other projects we like to focus on.
  • [05:07] That’s it for today!
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