Author Archives: Joel Trammell

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

CEO Responsibilities 2020: 5 Unique Duties

CEO responsibilities today are more complex and burdensome than ever.

|13 Mar 2020

Personality Assessments: New Book Explores Using AI

Personality assessments are common, but Crystal CEO Drew D’Agostino has pioneered a new approach – Artificial Intelligence – as outlined his new book “Predicting Personality.

|27 Jan 2020

Risk Management: Don’t Let Your Lawyers Inhibit You

Risk is a constant for entrepreneurs but so is the risk-averse nature of lawyers. My friend and colleague Jim Schleckser addresses this dichotomy in the following article.

|11 Dec 2019

Why Texas? 19 Business Leaders Answer in New Book

Why Texas for business? Ed Curtis Jr. delivers some answers in his new book out today – “Why Texas: How Business Discovered the Lone Star State.

|05 Nov 2019

Randstad CEO: The Future of Staffing Part 2

Randstad CEO Karen Fichuk is in her first year on the job.

|01 Oct 2019

Randstad CEO Karen Fichuk: Leading Staffing into the Future

Randstad North America CEO Karen Fichuk joined the company in February after spending much of her career at Nielsen.

|23 Sep 2019

Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer: Delivering Results

Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer is a well-respected leader in the transportation and logistics industry, having worked in leadership roles at BNSF Logistics, Greatwide Logistics Services, Newgistics, Ryder Integrated Logistics, and FedEx.

|14 Aug 2019

Consultants a Waste Minus an Adaptable CEO

Consultants have a place in business but are no substitute for the CEO

I often say being a CEO is the most personal of jobs. It’s difficult to separate the person from the role, and good character is fundamental to the position.

|30 Jul 2019

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