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Passing the Torch: How Founders can Finish Well

Jan 18, 2017, 3:30am EST

The great Frances Hesselbein once told me that she had never applied for a job in her life. Rather, this remarkable leader who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and changed the world in many ways, says her roles found her.

I understand completely. Let me explain.

My foray into business happened rather abruptly when my mother, who was the first female television station owner in the country, died suddenly in a hotel fire. I was a young man at the time, and after a few years of growing into the job, I knew that I needed some help to figure out the way forward.

I wrote a letter to Peter Drucker and asked if he would be willing to consult with me, and remarkably, he said ‘yes.’…READ MORE