7 Questions with Guy Levine About Founder Life

Tech North HQ asked our CEO Guy Levine 7 questions about founder life and the ups & downs running a startup. Watch the video below to find out what he would want to be if he wasn’t a founder of a start-up…

What was your biggest challenge starting up?

The biggest challenge starting up has been finding the right people, and once I’ve found the right people how to get the best out of them.

What has been your biggest success?

The biggest success has been creating a business that someone wanted to buy.

How did you learn to run a start up?

I don’t think there’s any way of learning how to run a start-up other than trial and error, so just do it!

Have you ever wanted to quit and get a regular job?

I probably want to quit a couple of times a week, but I never want to get a regular job! It’s why I started out on my own in the first place.

Have you ever failed and what did you learn?

I try and fail everyday. If you’re not failing, you’re not pushing hard enough. The key is not to make the same mistake twice.

If you weren’t a founder of a start-up, what would you be?

I would just want to be the best I could be at anything I was doing. If I was stacking shelves at Tesco’s, I’d want to be the best shelf stacker ever known to man.

How do you measure success?

For me, measuring success is all about what people would say about me at my funeral. After that, I think it’s just being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, with the people that you want to do it with.


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