The Reboot Blog

Reflections on the Art of Being Human at Work.

Black Marks and Gold Stars

Black Marks and Gold Stars

“The way to start would be, first, when we feel the tendency to blame, to try to get in touch with what it feels like to be holding on to…

Co-founder’s Equation for Success

Co-founder’s Equation for Success

This is the final post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. “It is in the space between inner and outer world, which is also the space between people–the…

The Forgotten Founder

The Forgotten Founder

This is the fourth post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. The fourth source of co-founder conflict is the most heartbreaking because it only arises if everything is…

Co-founder Conflict: Who Decides What?

Co-founder Conflict: Who Decides What?

This is the third post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. Leadership is about making decisions. Oddly enough, many founders never take the time to discuss who will…

Common Co-founder Conflict: The Founder Who Doesn’t Scale

Common Co-founder Conflict: The Founder Who Doesn’t Scale

This is the second post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. The most common manifestation of co-founder conflict is what happens when one co-founder doesn’t scale. This conflict…

Congruence

Congruence

In this week’s podcast episode with Evgeny Shadchnev, CEO of Maker’s Academy in London, there’s a lot of talk about building trust. Jerry notes that trust is a by-product of…

How Conflicts Between Co-founders Can Kill Startups

How Conflicts Between Co-founders Can Kill Startups

This is the first post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. In 2012, Harvard Business School professor Noam Wasserman studied 10,000 founders for his book “The Founder’s Dilemma. …

Know You Are Not Alone

Know You Are Not Alone

A few months back, I sent a note to the participants at the launch of our first facilitated peer group. In the note I said that a core tenet of…