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Transforming stuck startups into breakout winners

Founders are being led astray. Nine out of ten startups fail, and the “system” makes this problem worse by pushing unnatural growth. But there’s another path. It’s not easy, but it works.

I can help you transform your startup into a lean, disciplined, purpose-led organization with the time, space, and market position to find a breakout move.

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Dave Hersh

An entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and humble contrarian, I’ve spent over three decades building lean, profitable, mission-driven businesses and helping hundreds of others get “unstuck” and find their breakaway path.

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“To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.”

– William Shakespeare, Hamlet

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Dave Hersh

Transforming Stalled Startups into Breakouts

From Stuck to Success

Avoiding Startup Pitfalls

Don't Get Stuck

How Inner-Change Sets the Stage for a Second Act

Reignition from Within

Unleashing Human Creativity in the Age of AI

Becoming the Place Everyone Wants to Work

Coming Soon

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Drawing on successes and failures from my career and many other case studies, Reignition teaches you how to recover from near-death experiences and have profoundly successful second acts for your company. Learn how to shed unnecessary weight, adapt your leadership style, find your “best-in-the-world” offering, and patiently navigate toward success on a larger scale.

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“Reignition isn’t just a playbook for founders to create their next chapter; it’s a vulnerable, honest look into the inner and outer realities of making that chapter a great one.”

– Chip Conley, Modern Elder Academy (MEA) Founder and New York Times Bestselling Author

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