Yearly Archives: 2020

Conformity Kills: Hire Outliers to Create Strong Cultures

Strong cultures are built upon diversity of thought and perspective. Cultivating a shared focus on talent and performance above all else gives CEOs a competitive advantage.

|22 Sep 2020

One Financial Platform to Rule Them All: OneStream Software CEO Tom Shea

OneStream Software CEO and co-founder Tom Shea has a unique blend of technical, financial, and leadership expertise. As his career began, he was really an engineer cloaked as an accountant.

|29 Jul 2020

Data Center Flexing: Flexential CEO Chris Downie

How is COVID-19 impacting the data center business? What can rugby teach us about leadership? How does a company compete with the likes of Google and Microsoft for technical talent?
I discussed all this and more with Chris Downie, CEO of data center

|24 Jun 2020

Business Forecasts: Cloudy with a Chance of Futility

Credit LA Cicero, 11/4/1996.Kenneth J. Arrow
Nobel Prize-winning economist Ken Arrow started his career as a weather officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

|26 May 2020

HR & CHRO Evolution: Jason Hanold Q&A Part 2

In part one of my interview with Jason Hanold, CEO and co-Managing Partner at Hanold Associates, we discussed his journey to the CEO chair, how the HR field/role has evolved over the past decade, and what CEOs seek in their HR professionals today.

|24 Apr 2020

CHRO Evolution: Jason Hanold on What CEOs Expect

This is part 1 of my interview with Jason about his journey to the CEO chair and the progression of the CHRO role. Look for part 2 next week.

|14 Apr 2020

What Would I Do?

Someone asked me what I would do if I was in charge during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is my answer.

|24 Mar 2020

Always Check the Math

I just learned something new about COVID1-9, and it reminds me of my mantra to “never believe any number given to you without double-checking the math.” We all now know that the death rate for the flu is 0.1 percent.

|19 Mar 2020

Echoes of 2008

The current COVID-19 crisis reminds me in some ways of the mortgage crisis.

|19 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Spread in China—Why Was It So Slow?

The way the virus outbreak developed in China has bothered me for many days. If COVID-19 is spread by close contact, China should have had an epidemic in every major city in China. It was at least two months before they started shutting things down.

|17 Mar 2020

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