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Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg – BusinessWeek

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Ever since Silicon Valley started turning out companies with beautiful growth charts, entrepreneurs and their investors have talked about the need for “adult supervision”—a seasoned executive who can take over a startup from its inexperienced founders, guide it through the hazards of hyperkinetic expansion, and convert a great idea or breakthrough technology into a bona fide business. Today, however, young founders generally want to remain at the helm of their companies, and there’s a new shorthand for the kind of leader who’s willing to serve as a second-in-command, complementing without overshadowing the wunderkind entrepreneur: a Sheryl Sandberg. As in, “we’re growing, but God knows how we’ll make money. What we really need is a Sheryl Sandberg.

via Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg – BusinessWeek.

Strange Random Company Quote:

“Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?” – Jean Paul Getty (American Industrialist and Founder of the Getty Oil Company, 1892-1976)

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