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The Myth of the Maverick Founder

They’re still just people — and not always good ones

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Over the years, I’ve met my share of CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and “visionaries.” What they all have in common is a deep, bottomless belief in their ideas and the will to make them happen.

They can be myopic, dismissive, unpredictable, but are also often charismatic, exciting, unusual. As…




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Lance Ulanoff

Lance Ulanoff

Tech expert, journalist, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

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