You can see and hear Les Trachtman participate on these shows

Startup Grind

December 12, 2018

Startup Grind PWC - Why founders need to consider their own succession early.

Why Founders Fail?

May 26, 2018

A TEDx Talk

A Short (but important) List of Startup Wisdom

March 16, 2018

University of California - Irvine Applied Innovation Presentation

How to Effectively Transition from a Founder

February 03, 2018

A compelling dialog about the pitfalls of an unwary transition that lacks the required planning.  A checklist of how to improve this process.

Why Founder Often Make Terrible CEOs

May 31, 2017

Quite commonly, founders make terrible CEOs. They have a difficult time segregating their personal relationships with their founding teams from the objective reality of the situation. It’s hard starting a company from scratch, and you often have to have a band of loyal followers in the beginning. Once it scales, usually needs much different talent.

When It's Time to Step Down From Your Company

October 10, 2017

On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about the changing role of the founder as a company grows. We’ll discuss when it might be time for founders to step down from their company and let new leadership take over.

Influential Entrepreneurs

September 20, 2017

Les Trachtman speaks about founder transitions and how companies can plan ahead to avoid catastrophes. He speaks with Mike Saunders of Influential Entrepreneurs about this topic.

How To Let Go of Your Business So It Will Grow

November 02, 2017

In today’s interview, Susan talks with Les Trachtman about his book, Don’t F**k It Up: How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Clichés That Inhibit Growth. Susan and Les discuss the challenges founders and entrepreneurs have in letting go of their businesses, and how to empower employees and make them feel valued.

Why Leaders Screw Stuff Up Over and Over Again (and how to stop!)

October 24, 2019

Justin Brady of iHeart Radio and I discuss how leaders can stop screwing things up.

Onward Nation

October 25, 2017

  • The importance of having a succession plan for your business

  • How far into the future you should be looking into a business succession plan

  • Why identifying the truth in an organization is important

Thinking Outrageously About Founder Transitions

November 06, 2017

I talk with Kevin Short on his show Think Outrageous about the issues associated with founder transitions.

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