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Confessions of an Entrepreneur by Chris Robson

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Chapter 15

Finding your North Star

HOW TO CREATE A VISION THAT PEOPLE CAN SHARE

Chapter 15 Finding your North Star

‘You believed that we would float syzygy and we believed you. We all felt part of something amazing. We knew that it would succeed.’

Jonathan, formerly technical director at syzygy, said this to me years after syzygy floated on the German Stock Exchange. It surprised me. Firstly that we all obviously had such unshakeable belief in what we were doing and where we were going. Secondly that we ever floated the company, given that revenues were only €18m at that stage and that so few small/medium-sized companies ever do go public successfully. And yet it did happen. ...

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