How to Run Your Own Company

I had the pleasure of attending my first tech conference in San Francisco held by venture capitalist firm First Round. It was a CEO summit designed to allow seasoned CEO’s and executives of major companies funded by First Round (such as Uber, Square, GeekSquad , DropBox, TaskRabbit) to impart their wisdom onto CEO’s like me.

The speakers gave actionable advice and I wrote down notes as quickly as I possibly could. To those of you out there who have a desire to start your own company or who are first-time CEO’s like me, these were my takeaways: