Yearly Archives: 2015

U.S. Startups Languishing According to New Study

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There is a disturbing trend in the U.S. regarding startups and the rate of new business formation.

|16 Dec 2015

How to Be President of the U.S. (POTUS)

Commentators often claim that being President of the U.S. is totally different from being a CEO, because “you can’t just order everyone around.

|02 Dec 2015

Managing the Giant Flywheel of Business

John Allison, former CEO of BB&T, once told me that he thought CEOs should be evaluated not only on the performance of the company while they are CEO but also for several years after they leave. There is a momentum effect in every business.

|10 Nov 2015

Beacon CEO Flies New Airline Service

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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Wade Eyerly, CEO of private airline Beacon, which offers unlimited flights between Boston and New York for $2,000 per

|20 Oct 2015

Is Donald Trump a Leader?

I am constantly observing leaders to better understand how my three Cs model of credibility, competence and caring applies. Many people I know are shocked by the ability of Donald Trump to gather a large number of followers.

|06 Oct 2015

Lessons from GOP Presidential Race Disruptors

Photo credits: Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump images by Michael Vadon. Ben Carson image by Gage Skidmore. All licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
I find the presidential race very interesting for what it can teach business leaders.

|22 Sep 2015

Just Do It: What Great Athletes & CEOs Have in Common

Photo of Rafael Nadal courtesy of Flickr user Ian Gampon
I watched an incredible U.S. Open tennis match this past weekend, which I think provided a demonstrable lesson for CEOs.

|08 Sep 2015

SXSW 2016 Needs Sessions for CEOs/Entrepreneurs

Jim Schleckser of the Inc. CEO Project and I have proposed a SXSW 2016 session on “How Should CEOs Really Spend Their Time?” Voting ends September 4.

|02 Sep 2015

A Zirtual Outsourcing of Financial Responsibility

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By now you have probably heard about Zirtual, the on-demand virtual assistant startup that closed up shop in the wee hours of August 10 and left 400 employees jobless overnight.

|18 Aug 2015

Why Google Can’t Run Its Business Like Google

Logo of Google’s new holding company Alphabet
Late last month I posted an article on this blog titled “Why You Can’t Run Your Company Like Google.

|14 Aug 2015



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