Startup lessons from Toussaint Louverture – from slave to revolution leader

Ben Horowitz, founder at software as a service provider Opsware, and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, talks about a historical figure he admires; Toussaint Louverture, a Haitian slave that went on to lead the country's revolution, and how by considering the point of view of all parties he became such a successful leader.

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When making a leadership decision, write down all of the points of view from different groups of people that the decision might affect.

1. Write down all the ways you think these different groups might react to your decision.

2. Use this analysis to help you make more tactful, more powerful decisions.


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