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December 14, 2022 | Tom Ballard

David Cummings writes about the role of an entrepreneur as an editor

Check out the latest column from entrepreneur David Cummings.

You might imagine that this headline – “Entrepreneur as Editor and Curator of Ideas” – grabbed the attention of your team. It’s the latest column from David Cummings, Founder of the Atlanta Tech Village and also Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta Ventures.

He acknowledges that the traditional roles of the founder are still important:

  • Set a mission and vision;
  • Find and nurture the best people; and
  • Ensure there’s enough cash in the bank.

“While I believe those three to still be true, a fast-growing business that’s transitioned from start-up to scale-up needs a strong editor and curator,” Cummings writes. “More scale results in more competing interests and complexity. More scale results in more initiatives and more opportunities. Scale-ups, even with an incredibly successful core business, can easily lose their way chasing The Next Big Thing. Saying ‘no’ becomes even more important than saying ‘yes’.”

You can read the column at this link.

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