At its most basic level, stewardship is acting upon the understanding that leadership is a temporary role which is outlasted by the lifespan of an organization.

—Bekele Geleta

Founder/leaders of startups enjoy the unique advantage of being able to concentrate all of their own, their teams’, and their organizations’ capabilities and efforts toward one great goal, which is to bring a singular vision into the world and then scale it. Google, Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook are young enough that their founders are still on the scene, so they are less wedded to their current ways of doing things, more willing to embrace new ideas, and focused on a much more distant time horizon than most leaders ...

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