Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

That's not true - there's been great non-founder CEOs promoted from within and great outsider CEOs in history. Actually, you really want one of those in a crisis that your current team hasn't been able to dig itself out of.

First to come to mind is Lou Gerstner, who turned around IBM. I read his autobiography about the experience - crazy stuff. He was up against so much built up gunk and bureaucracy, that only an outsider could've broken.



Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact