Great founders challenge and redefine the status quo, counteracting stagnation and ultimately driving impact. They’re driven by a deep sense of responsibility. They inspire, innovate, and navigate uncertainty. They’re relentless.
Through 30 years of experience working with founders, we’ve seen how they can navigate uncertainty, adapt to changing markets, and inspire their teams. Now, in times like these, we need leaders who think like founders.
For a start-up, speed is their only advantage but moving fast isn't sufficient if it doesn't move in a smart way. Leaders will explore a model for building strategic speed and ways to assess and negotiate high-stakes tradeoffs. This strategy will help leaders avoid common pitfalls, including functional silos, politics, and a tyranny of knowledge. Lastly, we'll go through the various steps needed to make a decision, even when there is limited information.
Think Like a Founder is a series of conversations with leaders, thinkers, inventors, revolutionaries, problem-solvers, and smart, nice people. Hosted by Maureen Taylor, co-founder of SNP Communications, Think Like A Founder dives deeper into a founder’s mindset and mentality — what makes them tick? The curiosity. The relentlessness. The crazy. The sacrifice. The loneliness. Host, Maureen Taylor (or Mo, as most know her) co-founded SNP Communications more than 25 years ago in Silicon Valley. Since then, she and her co-founder Renn Vara have served behind the scenes, supporting the world’s top companies to grow and mature through the art of authentic communication. Mo looks at what it means to think like a founder. Why? Because she believes great leaders change the world.