You just sold your company for hundreds of millions of dollars, and months later, you are still getting congratulatory emails from people you barely remember. You worked your ass off to build that company, and you genuinely deserve credit for what you achieved — sure, there was some luck involved. More than you even want to think about. Still, nobody can doubt the accuracy of your original vision, the outstanding decisions you made along the way, and your innate ability to execute. That’s why investors are flocking to your next deal. That’s why everybody wants to get your opinion on their new pitch. That’s why your college’s Alumni Council won’t stop hounding you.
But you’re not as good as you think you are.