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Joel Weingarten: Can a founder become a CEO?

Founders start companies, but should they run them? StyleOwner founder and CEO Joel Weingarten says that it all comes down to the idea behind the company. 

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FAST COMPANY: Can a founder become a CEO?

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JOEL WEINGARTEN: I think that often the founder is the ideal CEO, especially at the beginning of a company’s life cycle. I think that the founder’s often, should be the most passionate person about the idea, understand the idea the best, and I think that if you can really understand where your strengths are and build a team around your weaknesses, a founder is in a good place to build that business.

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