Jan 18 • 1HR 7M

From Helping a Local BBS to Governing Internet as an ICANN Board Member With Danko Jevtović

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In this episode, we sit down with Danko Jevtović, an entrepreneur turned manager. He co-founded several companies, most notably Jugodata, one of the first companies to sell computers in Serbia, and SezamPro, an ISP founded at a time when BBSes were all the rage.

During the conversation we talk about:

  • getting started by serving the community that had gathered around Sezam BBS,

  • growth through educating the market,

  • the importance of helping to build middle management,

  • how to recognize the change in the market as the right time to exit the business,

  • how Danko's life has changed since leaving the business...

  • how he began to think differently about himself...

We end our conversation with Danko's opinion on the pitfalls of startup culture and why Danko would never advise starting a company with the intention of selling it.

Book mentioned in the episode: Managing Corporate Lifecycles: Complete Edition, Ichak Adizes

Where to find Danko: Twitter, LinkedIN

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