Eric Hippeau was the king of the technological publishing industry in Brazil. He eventually became the CEO of Ziff Davis, and in selling it to SoftBank, became acquainted with the world of investment in the Internet. Today, he provides support to start-ups and is the head of Lerer Ventures, which operates throughout the region.
Recent events in Boston, MA and West, TX have reminded us of a stark reality: we cannot escape crisis situations. Although unable to avoid them, we can learn to lead people through them. In fact, dark, difficult times may be the moments when leadership is needed the most.
While very few of us will ever be responsible to lead in the aftermath of a large-scale catastrophe, we all encounter times of intense difficulty within our organizations. By nature, a crisis urgently demands attention, and yet it can be difficult to know how to respond to sudden adversity. My hope is that this lesson equips you to lead others with poise and confidence through the storms of life.
From breakfast cereal to coffee, from soft drinks to mouth wash – whether you’re 15, 35 or 55 it’s difficult to imagine that you haven’t tried some of these household names. Today we reveal a little bit of the history behind some of the products that are part of our day to day lives.