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Fake It Until You Make It? Not for CEOs

Recently I’ve heard a lot of people in the startup community discussing “fake it until you make it” for CEOs. I certainly understand how the concept started. Anyone with a lick of self-awareness recognizes that he or she is not …

|20 Feb 2019

How to Approach the CEO’s First 100 Days

Friday, January 11 was my last day as CEO of Black Box, following its acquisition by AGC Networks Ltd. This was my first role as a public company CEO, and I plan to share my experiences with you all over …

|23 Jan 2019

Why CEOs Have a 24×7 Job

It’s common to hear about CEOs behaving badly during work hours. Yet their personal time is being scrutinized as well, especially in this era of social media. People notice how they treat their families, what they do in their spare …

|13 Nov 2018

4 Reasons to Resuscitate Your Org Chart

Years ago I toted around an 11×17 double-sided sheet of paper like it was my third arm – a source of endless mirth for my executives. Yet this org chart with 300+ names was a lifeline for me as CEO …

|17 Oct 2018

Successful Exit: 4 Things Most Startups Ignore

This is a guest post by Jock Purtle, the Founder and CEO of online brokerage service Digital Exits. His firsthand experience with online startups, combined with his work buying and selling online companies, makes him an expert in high-growth internet …

|12 Sep 2018