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The 4 Big Ways That “Founder” and “CEO” Are Different Jobs

Lessons, learned mostly the hard way, from building and running a company

A silhouette of Steve Jobs’ profile against the Apple logo during the 2004 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.
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InIn startups, “founder CEOs” have a kind of mythic power — visionaries who not only give birth to new ideas, but bring them to life across every stage as the organization grows. Zuckerberg…