A CEO who wasn’t prepared for the pandemic asks: How do I foresee future ‘black swans’?

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You can’t predict the unpredictable, says Maynard Webb, but you can learn from this crisis. Editor’s Note: Each week Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay, will offer candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at [email protected] Read Full Story

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A harried CEO asks: How do I decide what decisions to make?

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Never worry about whether you have to make decisions, Maynard Webb advises in his weekly column. Instead, worry about the timing of your decisions. Editor’s Note: Each week Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay, will offer candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at [email protected] Read Full Story

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My private company is healthy and growing. Do I need to hire a No. 2?

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Maynard Webb, Meg Whitman’s former chief operating officer at eBay, urges this founder to spell out what the deputy’s job entails. Editor’s Note: Each week Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay, will offer candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at [email protected] Read Full Story

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What’s a chief technology officer worth to a startup raising money?

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In his weekly advice column, Maynard Webb tries to suss out what a startup founder is really looking for: Tech support, or a soul mate? Editor’s Note: Each week, Fast Company presents an advice column by Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay. Webb offers candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at [email protected] Read Full Story

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