Tag Archives: Entrepreneur

How to Tell If Someone Is a Real CEO

This article is based on an article I published on Entrepreneur.com on January 20, 2017 titled “You’re a Real CEO When Your Company Is Bigger Than Your Title.

|25 Apr 2017

Entrepreneur Incarnate: Join us on March 21

As someone who is skeptical of business academia, it’s surprising to me that the best definition of entrepreneurship I have heard comes from a Harvard Business School professor.

|15 Mar 2017

What mindset do the best leaders share?

Leadership styles vary, but executives who excel share a specific mental approach. This is what Gap International discovered when they interviewed 500 executives, according to an article in Entrepreneur.

|31 Oct 2014

Evolving From Founder to Great CEO

When can a founder be a good CEO? It’s an important question and the subject of my submission for next year’s South by Southwest conference.

|14 Aug 2014

What are the responsibilities of a CEO?

I’ve covered this topic in depth on this blog, but if you want to read a quick summary check out my latest article for Entrepreneur: The 5 Core Responsibilities of a CEO
As I mention in the article, it’s difficult to do the job well if yo

|15 May 2014

Why CEOs have power but lack influence

Entrepreneur.com just published an article I wrote titled “How Leaders Can Find Their Mojo.” Whether they admit it or not, many chief executives feel powerless in their organizations.

|12 Feb 2014

Proceed with caution when choosing private company board members

I have had some interesting conversations over the last few weeks that made me realize many people view the role of private company boards far differently than I do.

|29 Jan 2014

How CEOs Hire: Jeff Bezos on having an “explorer mentality”

Some companies, if you wanted to put it into a single word, they have a conqueror mentality, and we have an explorer mentality.

|08 Aug 2013

Can having too much capital be a problem?

Have less funding than your competitors? Good!

I often talk with young entrepreneurs who are struggling to raise money to keep their startup going. They are typically high achievers who have never failed at anything in their life.

|13 Jun 2013

When can a founder be a good CEO?

People often say that entrepreneurs who start out as CEO will need to be replaced at some point with a “professional” CEO. The thought is that the entrepreneur won’t be able to scale as the business grows.

|06 Jun 2013