In Chapter 12 of 13 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, technology entrepreneur Idan Cohen answers "What Has Working With Lawyers Taught You About Business?" While he respects lawyers, Cohen still has a hard time with the worst-case scenario mindset lawyers bring. He understands the need for safety but, as an entrepreneur, he also understands you can't achieve certain things without taking chances. He shares how lawyers are not alone offering a protective mindset and shares an example.
In Chapter 14 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, real estate developer Brett Goldman answers "What Has Working With Lawyers Taught You About Business?" Dealing with lawyers with lawsuits, foreclosures, and other real estate events teaches Goldman the importance of presenting ideas and concerns in as black and white a way as possible. This provides a clear point of view that allows for more easily negotiated settlements and keeps the issues out of the courtroom.
Kenneth Klee literally wrote the book on U.S. bankruptcy law. But when he's not busy restructuring corporate debt, you can find him restructuring chakras at his home energy-healing practice. WSJ's Michael Corkery reports.
In Chapter 12 of 12 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "What Has Working With Lawyers Taught You About Business?" Faykin joins a startup founded by two lawyers as a co-founder. He quickly realizes each brings very different skills and, over time, learns to complement their negotiation and contract work with an operations and product development focus. Anatole Faykin is an entrepreneur currently working on a new startup with the Startup Chile incubator.
In Chapter 13 of 14 in his 2012 interview, Internet entrepreneur Joe Stump learns basic employment and contract law during college business law classes. As an entrepreneur, Stump learns far more about how to mitigate and minimize risk as a startup founder and business owner, for example, reading contracts to filing tax forms. Joe Stump is a serial entrepreneur based in Portland, OR. He is CEO and co-founder of Sprint.ly, a product management software company.
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