Being a CEO of an early stage company, whether it is 15 people or 150 people, is far from easy and there are many pressures and requirements. But if there is one single skill and activity that the CEO can do well to increase his chances of success it is a relentless focus and effort to hire great people, especially early on.
You might think, in light of the celebration and rhetoric, that the America Invents Act of 2011 was tackling the big problems such as patent trolls, broad and abstract patents, the billions squandered in the smartphone wars, or opportunistic litigation against users. You might think that. But you would be wrong.