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154 — Mike McDerment

Podcast Summary:

What’s it like to found and scale the #1 cloud accounting software for small businesses and the self-employed? What’s it like to work out of your parent’s basement for three years while you grow your startup?  What’s it like to wait ten years to accept venture capital money and conquer your fear of doing so?  What’s it like to lead a growing company of over 250 team members?

Listen to Mike McDerment, the Founder & CEO of FreshBooks, in this revealing and candid interview as he answers all the above questions and more.

I was particularly impressed with his story about how greater self-awareness has been the key to his ability to scale himself as a CEO. My favorite quote: “I’ve got to slow down and actually be present in a way that is probably not natural to me.”

Let me know what you think. todd@fromfoundertoceo.com

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