By Todd Gibby WG’97, CEO of BoardEffect
Scaling-up a company is one of the most exhilarating and rewarding parts of working in an early-stage business environment. But doing so is also filled with risks and challenges. At this time of year, I am reminded of just how comparable scaling a business can be to one of winter’s other adrenaline-charged activities—ski racing. This metaphor was introduced to me years ago; and I continue to be struck by the lessons to be taken from the downhill to the start-up.