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Who Runs Silicon Valley
In our fourth annual review of leadership in the Silicon Valley, the fundamental shift in the landscape of the Silicon Valley 150 (SV150) is the rapid disappearance of many established public companies, with so few new Silicon Valley IPOs taking their place. Why have so many boards of directors and CEOs opted to sell in 2016-17? And what
Your Best Friends and your Worst Enemies…
One of the most surprising truths I have found in my work as an executive recruiter is that your best friends and your worst enemies (well, most of us don’t have enemies, but we do have detractors) identify the exact same list of our strengths and weaknesses.
Candidates perseverate over who to select as their professional references.
Henry VIII as CEO
In my line of work I am privileged to know many extraordinary leaders. Now and then I run into one that I call Henry, usually when I’ve been asked to replace him.
Prince Henry of England wasn’t raised to be king. He was a spoiled child, whose mother and grandmother doted on him. He was handsome, well read, musical, spoke several
The Secret Sauce of Strong Founder CEOs
The recent turmoil about Travis Kalanick is another chapter in the tech saga of “Founder CEOs who get their companies into trouble.” Kalanick certainly has his flaws as a leader, but in fairness he did build an industry-altering empire now valued at $70B. Kalanick’s embattled status as Uber’s CEO begs the question, what makes certain