Tough Being On Top: A Continuing Series…

By far the most difficult skill for me to learn as CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology…

Nonetheless, very few people talk about it and I have never read anything on the topic. It’s like the fight club of management: The first rule of the CEO psychological meltdown is don’t talk about the psychological meltdown…

WFIO which stands for We’re F#%ked, It’s Over (it’s pronounced whiff-ee-yo). As he describes it, every company goes through at least two and up to five of these episodes. In all cases, WFIOs feel much worse than they are—especially for the CEO…

Mediocre CEOs point to their brilliant strategic moves or their intuitive business sense or a variety of other self-congratulatory explanations. The great CEOs tend to be remarkably consistent in their answers. They all say: “I didn’t quit.”

That’s Ben Horowitz.

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