“In tech circles, where founders are nearly hardwired to describe everything as awesome, promise every business is growing, and work until they drop, Colonna has empowered them to take on – and tend to – their own mental health issues. He does this by talking about himself. In the early aughts, Colonna was consumed by a deep depression that left him suicidal.” I’ve been investing in and working with Internet startups for a couple of decades, and I’ve never really bought into the notion that being a tech entrepreneur in a fast paced industry makes one more susceptible to depression or suicidality. The point is that we often forget a key factor about people in pressurized leadership roles: They’re human beings just like the rest of us. Jessi Hempel introduces us to a CEO-whisperer who is effective precisely because he understands this reality: This Man Makes Founders Cry.