What Have I Learned as a CEO

“The list of what I don’t know is much larger than what I do know,” surmises SlideShare CEO Rashmi Sinha. But the only thing she does know, she continues, is how to learn, figure out the situation she is facing and get better at handling it. Pressed deeper by the moderator, she emphasizes how important it is to ask questions and have good advisers. Good advisers “are able to spot the signals and see the patterns,” she says, adding that a good adviser sees what stage your company is in just by hearing about the issues you’re seeing. “It gets down to the whole Silicon Valley magic again,” summarizes Jonathan Boutelle, cofounder of SlideShare – this is a community full of experienced entrepreneurs from whom you can ask for advice.