Every company runs into obstacles. My company, Zango Inc., has encountered more than most. One minute we’re down, a dot-com crash victim; the next we’re up, augmenting our employee base 200 percent. Then we’re down again, the subject of a government investigation; then we’re back up, named as one of America’s Top 100 private media companies by AlwaysOn Media. Being at the helm of such a topsy-turvy company has taught me many valuable lessons, some of which I’ll share here.