'Courageous conversation' with Jeffrey Hollender
SVN: When you look for strength in overcoming fears, what drives you to face them?
Hollender: I think at the end it really comes down to my values and how to appropriately express them. That’s often a challenging question because we are faced with endless opportunities to make compromises and we have to be very careful about how and when we make those compromises. It’s often not a black and white situation. I try to ask myself, what does the world need from me that I am uniquely able to provide? That’s the big driver for me.
SVN: You are MC’ing the 2013 SVN Innovation Awards in October - what has SVN been to you?
Hollender: For over two decades the SVN community has been there to support me through the challenges, successes and failures that are an unavoidable part of building new types of business that are driven by a moral imperative to do the right thing as well as a financial imperative to generate reasonable returns for investors. There is no community quite like SVN anywhere in the world. I'm thrilled to be a member.
This article originally appeared on SVN.org.