When I heard recently that the final Twitter co-founder – Biz Stone – was leaving the company in a full-time capacity, I was pleasantly surprised. Why? Because this was in stark contrast to the “founder’s syndrome” and stereotype which typically finds founders staying involved longer than is required or productive for the company – well past their “best before dates”.
Time will tell whether the Twitter founders did the right thing in stepping away from the company in a full-time capacity after 5 years, but at least they had the foresight to succession plan and step away.
Is this a new trend or an exception to the rule?