I became a CEO at 20 and raised 77 million over the last 10 years here are the most powerful lessons I've learnedGet the Full StoryCourtesy of Suhail Doshi
Suhail Doshi is the founder and former CEO of Mixpanel — a data analytics company that raised 77 million in 10 years.
Being a CEO isn't easy. Suhail, who became CEO at 20 years old, reveals the most powerful lessons he learned from running the company.
Your job as a CEO is to help others through meetings, and empower them to make decisions. You should spend 90 of your time listening, and 10 talking.
Don't avoid confrontation — but remember you're addressing problems, not people — and make sure you apologize when you inevitably make a mistake.
Get yourself a mentor, a therapist, and a group of founder or CEO friends to best help you through all of the challenges that you will face.
At 20 years old, I became a CEO. I dropped out of college, and prior to this, I had only interned at another company. I couldn't imagine the journey that would start with writing code all day to scaling to 300 people. I got lucky — I screwed up a lot, but had a lot of help.
Here's what I learned along the way:
Giving up control is hard. At the beginning, I felt like everything was important. But you can't be good at everything. Over time, I learned the importance of consciously and constantly giving things up. Without learning this, you won't scale and the company will suffer.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to survive a snake biteSee Also:6 ways to get more done when you're busy and overwhelmed at work5 signs you're not as good at your job as you think, according to a career expertShare your opinion Become a BI Insider todaySEE ALSO: I'm a founder who has raised 77 million over the last 10 years here's my best advice on how to raise startup money, even when lots of people reject you