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One Leadership Mistake Can Sink Your Startup

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One Leadership Mistake Can Sink Your Startup

Daniel Xu, Lulu Chow Wang Senior Visiting Scholar and co-founder and CIO, Tencent, on the leadership mistake that can sink a startup: arrogance.

During a recent residency at Columbia Business School as a Lulu Chow Wang Senior Scholar, Daniel Xu sat down with Chazen Global Insights to discuss leadership mistakes and his observations on what makes developing leaders succeed — and fail. Xu is the cofounder and CIO of Tencent, the Chinese internet conglomerate and is the provider of, among other services, QQ Instant Messenger, Weixin/WeChat, and Tenpay. The company is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, and employs more than 30,000 people.


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