Bedroom to Boardroom: Sharing the Executive Suite

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Bedroom to Boardroom Sharing the Executive Suite 2015 SXSW PanelPicker Michael Robin & Q Manning #bedroom2boardroom

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Working with your spouse can be divine or difficult, especially in the stressful startup environment. Running a new company is time-consuming and finding the right balance between time with your significant other is often one of the toughest things to do. For some like-minded couples, the enthusiasm for their relationship carries over into excitement for new ideas or ways to solve problems. New companies are born, but so are a new set of problems to watch out for. Q Manning, CEO, and Michael Robin, CRO, from Rocksauce Studios discuss some of the difficulties in running a company alongside a significant other, as well as outline the major benefits, and why when done right, merging these two worlds can help invigorate any company.

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2015 SXSW PanelPicker Michael Robin & Q Manning #bedroom2boardroom

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The CEO of Rocksauce Studios, an Austin, Texas

based Mobile Design & Development company, the

director & writer of numerous film and

commercial projects, published author, and

frequent public speaker. !

Most days, Q can be found helping Entrepreneurs

whittle down their wonderfully sprawling ideas

into concise, easy to manage products which have a chance to make a

splash on the marketplace.

Q Manning

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The CRO of Rocksauce Studios, an Austin, Texas based Mobile Design & Development company, classically trained chef, with a culinary degree focusing on Business Management. A mother, a wife & a marketer extraordinaire. !Every day is a new adventure for Michael as she balances relationships within the company as well as evaluating culture, values and benefits to increase team happiness, productivity and success. !

Michael Robin

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Could you work with your spouse everyday?

Q Manning & Michael Robin discuss the maddening & inspiring life of married executives.

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When running a company alongside one another, who do the employees look to as the boss?

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How does one deal with the natural ups & downs of a marriage, when the complication of making company decisions come into play?

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How does a couple handle disagreements about company policy or direction, when one is higher ranking than the other?

How does that differ from working with a standard executive co-worker?

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How do couples deal with the

natural inclination to

show affection toward one

another, when dealing with the

fear of making employees feel

uncomfortable?

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How do couples keep from diminishing the standing of an executive when they are so frequently put into these natural,

vulnerable positions?

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How do you approach networking events? Which one of you takes the role of evangelism and

which of you takes the role of sales?

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