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CEO Interview: Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus, Part 2

In this second part of our conversation, Shawn Jenkins of Benefitfocus discusses how he overcame some hard times in leading a growing business, what surprised him most about becoming a public company CEO, and some advice for CEOs regarding benefits.

|07 Feb 2017

CEO Interview Series: Fred Goff, Jobcase

I recently had a chance to interview Fred Goff, CEO of Jobcase, one of Boston’s fastest growing tech companies with more than 50 million registered members and 100 web properties.

|27 Sep 2016

We Need Better Leaders: Own Your Professional Development

“You could go to class to go to be an NFL quarterback, you could have Peyton Manning or Tom Brady teach you lessons.

|29 Jun 2016

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

My most popular blog posts of 2015 covered everything from how to become a better CEO to Google to Donald Trump to unicorns

|05 Jan 2016

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

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

Greed Is Good? For-Profits vs. Nonprofits

What is the difference between nonprofits and for-profit enterprises? If you listen to the popular media, for-profits are greedy, nasty organizations that succeed by taking advantage of poorly informed customers.

|04 Aug 2015

Why You Can’t Run Your Company Like Google

Google’s Eric, Larry and Sergey in a self-driving car; January 20, 2011
I think we all know that Google is an outlier in business, but we can’t help comparing ourselves to them.

|21 Jul 2015

Chasing Unicorns: The Beginning of the End

There is a constant theme in the business world: Some enterprising individual uncovers a new way to make money and makes a fortune.

|07 Jul 2015

Why Are VCs Biased Against Me?

In my 20-year career as a CEO, I have had more than 100 venture capital meetings but have been successful raising money exactly once.

|25 Mar 2015

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