Chapter 

33

Two Tales of Transmoral Leadership

Originally Published
 in 
Hacker Noon
May 29, 2019
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Sometimes they have morals. Often times they don’t.

So this one entrepreneur commits fraud.

Wait.

I’m getting ahead of myself.

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a troubling trend related to moral judgement in the startup world. In an effort to do whatever it takes to succeed — driven by the need to deliver for investors, or maintain respect from their team, or for their own personal self-worth — certain entrepreneurs tiptoe over the bright line of ethics and morals with incredible nonchalance.

They justify questionable behavior as part of startup grit.

They aren’t morally corrupt all of the time...

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