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Can We Please Stop Calling Founders “CEOs”?

How many startups are failing because their founders are trying to do the wrong job?

Photo by Gabriel Tovar on Unsplash

Back when I was building my startups, people always called me the “CEO,” and I hated it. Why did people insist on using that title? CEOs are old people who run large companies with lots of employees. In contrast, I was in my 20s, and, for the most…

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