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How Long Should a Founder Remain CEO?

How Long Should a Founder Remain CEO?

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In the wake of Jack Dorsey’s resignation from Twitter, some have begun asking whether the move could herald a new era, in which founders voluntarily step aside rather than sticking around for decades or waiting to be ousted.

To explore the value added by a founder-CEO, an analyze of st...

While founders add the most value as CEOs in the early years of a firm’s development, by the six-year mark, they become more valuable in non-CEO positions, such as CTO or a board seat. Of course, six years is just an average — the optimal timing will vary substantially based on t...

Every founder is drawn to entrepreneurship for different reasons. Gaining a better understanding of what drives a particular organization’s founder is the best way to help them determine the next step that they’ll find most rewarding.

Some founders, for instance, are pass...

In organizations where the founder still holds significant power and influence, board members and executives may be reluctant to even think about succession planning, let alone open up a candid conversation on the topic.

But one way or another, succession will have to hap...

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