Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

These were stressful times.  My staff kept asking me about these competitor moves and I didn’t have answers.  I could tell some of my best people were losing confidence.  One of my closest friend (our CFO) left the company.  It didn’t add up to me.  How could our competitors being doing so well in these difficult times?   And then it dawned on me.  I figured it out.  And I made a version of this company-wide speech to our employee.


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Mark Suster 

Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur and an investor. He joined Upfront Ventures in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company Koral to He focuses on early-stage technology companies. 

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