Chapter 17

Building the right family

HOW DO YOU CREATE A WINNING TEAM?

Chapter 17 Building the right family

‘Jane is pregnant! We’ve decided to make a go of it. We’d like your support. Is that going to be a problem?’

Jim, a business colleague, had taken me in to our meeting room to tell me this in private.

‘No, of course it’s not. That’s brilliant. I am delighted for you both,’ I said genuinely, masking my initial surprise and pondering whether it had happened in our offices.

The truth is when you start a business, you start a family with all the excitement and emotions that this brings. At the beginning it’s just the founders and you’re still in the early stages of marriage, ...

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