Tools in Managing My Own Psychology

Listen to This Blog Post In a previous blog post, Lessons in Managing My Own Psychology, I presented the five most meaningful lessons that I had learned during my tenure as a CEO related to better managing my own emotions. In today’s post I get much more tactical, and discuss the specific tools, routines, andContinue reading “Tools in Managing My Own Psychology”

A.J. Wasserstein: Reflections of a Founder, CEO, Investor and Educator

My Guest My guest today is A.J. Wasserstein, the Eugene F. Williams, Jr. Lecturer in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management. His research, writing, and teaching concentrates on search funds, entrepreneurship, programmatic acquisitions, and small businesses. In addition to his role as an educator, A.J. is also a private investor inContinue reading “A.J. Wasserstein: Reflections of a Founder, CEO, Investor and Educator”

How to Know When it’s Time to Quit

Listen to This Blog Post Paradox (par·​a·​dox | per-ə-ˌdäks): A seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that, when investigated or explained further, may prove to be well founded or true One needn’t look terribly deep within entrepreneurial folklore to be regaled with stories about the importance of persistence to the entrepreneurial journey, including the generally accepted wisdom thatContinue reading “How to Know When it’s Time to Quit”

Employee Burnout and The Great Resignation

My Guest My guest today is Carin-Isabel Knoop, Executive Director of the Harvard Business School Case Research & Writing Group. Carin has spent decades writing cases on managers and leaders all over the world across a wide array of functions and industries. In 2019, alongside co-author John Quelch, Carin published Compassionate Management of Mental HealthContinue reading “Employee Burnout and The Great Resignation”

Should You Become an Entrepreneur?

Listen to This Blog Post Within your first-degree network alone, I suspect you know a large number of people who, at one time or another, have expressed a desire to pursue an entrepreneurial career path. Yet I also suspect that, of those people, only a small percentage of them have actually elected to take theContinue reading “Should You Become an Entrepreneur?”

Aaron Ross: Author of “Predictable Revenue” and “From Impossible to Inevitable”

My Guest Though Aaron Ross wears many hats, he is perhaps best known for co-authoring the global best seller Predictable Revenue, often referred to as “The Sales Bible of Silicon Valley,” which details an outbound prospecting system that’s created more than $1 billion across Salesforce.com and other companies. Most recently, Aaron published From Impossible toContinue reading “Aaron Ross: Author of “Predictable Revenue” and “From Impossible to Inevitable””

The Entrepreneur and the Spousal Relationship

Listen to This Blog Post It’s no secret that meaningful and fulfilling relationships require deliberate work, often require trade-offs to be made between partners, and possess more than their fair share of peaks and valleys. Though these realities are true of substantially all long-term relationships, they seem to be especially true in instances where oneContinue reading “The Entrepreneur and the Spousal Relationship”

Verne Harnish: Founder of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Author of “Scaling Up” and “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”

My Guest Few people have done more for Entrepreneurs and CEOs than Verne Harnish: Verne is the founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (“EO”), a global network of entrepreneurs and CEOs that boasts over 16,000 members worldwide. For the past 15 years, Verne has chaired EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held atContinue reading “Verne Harnish: Founder of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Author of “Scaling Up” and “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits””

The Realities of Managing Extremely Rapid Growth

My Guest Anthemos Georgiades (or Anth, for short), is the founder and CEO of Zumper, an apartment rental platform based out of San Francisco that he founded in his second year at Harvard Business School in 2012. If anybody knows anything about running a rapidly growing company, it’s Anth. Consider this: Despite being founded lessContinue reading “The Realities of Managing Extremely Rapid Growth”

Lessons From my First Month as the CEO of a Newly Acquired Company

Listen to This Blog Post “Trying to drink from a firehose” is a common expression that is often used to describe a situation in which one has a difficult time processing an overwhelming amount of information within a given period of time. This certainly described my own experience, when in 2014 I became the CEOContinue reading “Lessons From my First Month as the CEO of a Newly Acquired Company”