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Chief Detail Officer

I want to scream.

That happens a lot.

Fortunately for those around me, I don’t often actually scream.

I just finished reviewing a presentation deck for a (literally) multibillion-dollar deal for a scientific project of world-changing proportion.

This is the seventh version of the deck where I have requested that the same shallow mistakes be fixed (including typos.)

All of my substantive suggestions have been addressed, but these shallow problems remain a distraction for myself and the other reviewers.

Will these shallow problems accelerate the process? I think not.

I think that they should hire me. Or my son’s high school English teacher. Or my son. Or use a free plugin like Grammarly.

I want a title. CDO. Chief Detail Officer.

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.

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