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The three things I learned in 2017

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At the beginning of every year, I spend a good deal of time thinking about what I learned from the year just gone. The process of reflecting deeply about the things I learned and then writing them down helps crystallise and consolidate the learnings in a way that makes me a) more likely to remember them, and b) more likely to implement whatever changes I need to make to become a better CEO /...

Things I learned in 2017 | 3. Striving for consensus isn’t always the right way to go

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At the beginning of last year, amongst other things I blogged about the importance of bringing senior people along with me in decisions that affect the trajectory of the company. I recognised that my directive, instinct-driven approach to decision-making was incompatible with the size of business we’d become and the fact that I was reliant on senior peoples’ buy-in to ensure decisions were...

Things I learned in 2017 | 2. Getting outside your comfort zone is critical

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In 2017 I uprooted my young family and moved 3000 miles west from New York to San Francisco. There were some sound business reasons for doing it, which I covered in a blog at the time. And from a business perspective, the decision to move to San Francisco has proven to be a very good one. But the biggest benefit both to me and the company is intangible, unmeasurable and hard to define or describe...

One Month In: Six Initial Impressions Of San Francisco

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A month ago, I uprooted my family and moved to San Francisco. I suspect some people in my personal and professional circles thought this was recklessly impulsive and spontaneous. The truth is I’ve been planning on making this move from day one of starting Clarity. We work with technology companies — typically young, VC-backed technology companies. There are more companies that fit our...

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I'm Sami: founder & CEO of Clarity PR and occasional angel investor. I blog here about entrepreneurship, leadership, building great company cultures, angel investing, fatherhood and personal development.

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