The Muse founders- Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos

Twitter: @acav

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FinePoint: Plug us in: Who are you? What do you do?

Alex: I’m Alex Cavoulacos, Founder & COO of The Muse

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FinePoint:What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever given and/or received?

Alex: I’m from France, so I’m not at all into football, but the best advice I’ve ever read, and one I think about a lot, is a famous quote by Tom Landry, the NFL player/coach: “Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.”

FinePoint: What do you eat for breakfast?

Alex: I used to never eat breakfast but I now eat a protein-heavy breakfasts (typically eggs and/or sausage). I haven’t found anything like it to keep me full until lunch and keep me high-energy throughout the morning.

FinePoint: Where do you find you get your best work done?

Alex: I do my best work late at night – 10pm to 2am or so, especially when I need to do deep thinking, design-work or complicated analyses. As a startup founder, much of my role during the day is to be there for my team and make sure they aren’t blocked from moving forward, so night-time is when I have focused blocks for me.

FinePoint: Send us a desk “selfie!”

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Alex and The Muse Co-Founder Kathryn Minshew

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