Don't Prolong Your Exit

Hugh Martin, Pacific Biosciences

If you've decided to leave a large company in pursuit of other ventures, make it a clean break, advises Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences. He cites a personal anecdote of one company who tried to reverse his decision through a laborious series of meetings with the executive team, and the disastrous results that ensued. If you plan to leave an organization, do so quickly and painlessly.