I turned on CNN to hear the shocking news about Matt Lauer being fired.
As the day went on, I read how many other members of his “forced tribe” came forward to share their stories about the untouchable Mr. Lauer. About the button locking his door under his desk. About his wife and how she knew about his affairs. About him breaking the news to his oldest son. And finally about how many somewhat famous women who worked with him — except for Anne Curry of course — loved him and were shocked.
In the world of unicorns and Snapchat’s much-buzzed IPO, it’s easy to feel like you’ll never be successful unless your business becomes a hundred-million-dollar company. But how big your business scales should be defined and directed by what you want out of it, not what’s above the fold on Forbes this week.
When I first launched hint water, I wasn’t focused on hiring 50+ employees, opening offices on both coasts, or bringing in tens of millions. (Though, all of those things have happened since I debuted my unsweetened flavored water and created a new category.)