Category Archives: CEO exit strategies

“The CEO Tightrope” Is Real

Here’s a sneak peek of the book jacket proof for my book coming out in September.

|24 Apr 2014

Setting aside CEO egos can make 1 + 1 = 3

I have spent much of my career running businesses in the startup phase of their lives. In my mind, the startup phase continues until you are confident that the business can survive any normal risk scenario.

|03 Apr 2014

CEO Class Starts April 4

Starting April 4, I am teaching my CEO class again in conjunction with the Rice Alliance Austin Chapter and the Austin Technology Council.

|11 Mar 2014

Answering the “Exit Strategy” Question

Excellent post by my friend and former colleague Gordon Daugherty

|19 Feb 2014

2014 Issues for a 2016 Exit – Part 2

In part 1 of this article, Bob covered three of the six issues he recommends you deal with now to accelerate your path to an exit: show credible numbers, acknowledge the intangibles, and recover from business entropy.

|28 Jan 2014

2014 Issues for a 2016 Exit – Part 1

If you want an exit later, deal with critical issues now.
Guest author Bob Barker is managing partner of 20/20 Outlook LLC. He acts as a trusted CEO advisor, helping convert a clear vision into executable strategies that accelerate growth.

|21 Jan 2014

What links CEOs of billion-dollar start-ups?

I found this article from Aileen Lee fascinating: Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups. She looks at the 39 U.S.

|04 Nov 2013

It takes different strokes to move a company

In his latest column – “Starting and Finishing” – Fred Wilson writes about the different skill sets needed to found a company and then to build the business.

|10 Oct 2013

RISE Week Austin Registration Open

Registration is now open for RISE Week Austin, named one of the “Must-Attend 2013 Conferences for Entrepreneurs” by a Forbes contributor.

|02 May 2013

Success is not a straight line

I came across this Success Is a Squiggly Line diagram from Demetri Martin at Lifehacker.com. I love the message, because it accurately describes what a company goes through on the path to success.

|04 Apr 2013



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