The reason most businesses fail

Is that very, very often the founder / CEO of the company gets so involved in the day to day activities of the business that he (or she) forgets to stop, zoom out and think. Just think.

A couple of months ago I was talking to a friend who was saying how he’s gotten to the point where he can delegate absolutely everything he has to do. When I asked him what he does all day, he answered: I think. They’ll be breaking $1m in revenue this year, and it’s an 18mo old company. Full stop.