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The age profile of the founders and chief executives also suggests that experience pays dividends. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Grand plans are of course part of the railway business and quite often they founder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The founder will have become so overloaded that important tasks will not get done. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)He is the rock on which the banking ship has foundered. The Sun (2008)They had high hopes, but the project foundered. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Weeks before the firm was to float an American company approached the founder. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Of course, business manuals suggest that taking over from a company founder can be fraught with difficulty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A founder is often not the best person to run a company. BAD BOY BALLMER (2002)But founders often misunderstand the nature of the change the business is going through and consequently misunderstand the nature of the role they are recruiting for. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The founders - who become billionaires. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But he is the founder of the organization, and the organization has been greatly enriched by his ministry over the years. Christianity Today (2000)The founders often spend time at festivals and meeting school groups to give people a chance to learn about the product, and the company. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The founder often refers to her business'family '. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Deals often founder because people take fixed positions on price, delivery, quantity or other issues. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They had gone out at the top, certainly, but respective solo projects then foundered and record deals were soon withdrawn. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I want to partner with management (very often founders) to grow their companies. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Often the founders or their descendants, they tend to take a longer-term view than purely financial investors and are more concerned with issues such as reputation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ideas such as a centralised IT procurement look good in theory, but often founder when faced with the scale and complexity of the organisation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: founder NOUN
The founder of an institution, organization, or building is the person who got it started it.
He was one of the founders of the university's medical faculty.
British English: founder VERB
If something such as a plan or project founders, it fails because of a particular point, difficulty, or problem.
The talks have foundered, largely because of the reluctance of some members of the government to do a deal with criminals.
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