Welcome to CEOPLAYBOOK!
I am John Belizaire, the Managing Editor.
But, when people ask me the proverbial question, “what do you do?”
I answer to an identity question, ”who are you?”
I am a CEO.
I’ve had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be in this seat several times in the past twenty years.
I am passionate about building companies and being CEO.
But, no one ever tells you what’s its really like being CEO of a startup or high-growth company.
This blog is an idea that started a few years ago.
I had just sold my second company then.
And, after working through all the emotions that go with an event like that, I started writing down my learnings.
I called it my playbook.
At first, it was just for me.
Then I thought, “Why not share these lessons with new founders and CEOs?”
That is when I started working on this project.
It’s a publication dedicated to helping new CEOs up their game by sharing real stories and practical sage advice.
Since then, I have received positive feedback from many CEOs about my long-form articles that sometimes read like stories. Many of these folks are starting their journeys at the helm of a new exciting venture.
Some are experienced leaders who enjoy my storytelling.
I write about my own experience with hiring, creating a vision, sales, marketing, insurtech leadership, branding, making decisions, handling a disaster, reading, learning from mistakes and many more topics.
I hope you enjoy reading this material as much as I enjoy writing it.
I am so happy you are here!
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