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#CEO Podcast: CEO Rule Number 1 — When You Go In, You Must Go All In. (with Dip Patel)

August 10th, 2020|Being CEO, Coaching, Diversity, Founding, Leadership, Podcast|

Walking away from a promising career at Lockheed to attend MIT was definitely not in the original plan. But for Dip Patel, it was only the beginning.

#CEO Podcast: Culture Should be Curious-Are You Inspiring Curiosity in Your Team? (with Corey Thomas)

July 11th, 2020|Being CEO, Bookshelf, Culture, Diversity, Founding, Leadership, Management, Podcast|

Corey Thomas isn’t in the role he thought he’d be as Chairman and CEO of Rapid7, but 7 years, a ton of successes, a failure or 3 and an impressive and enviable culture, show that sometimes our paths lead us exactly where we belong. 

#CEO Podcast: 7 Books Every Startup CEO Should Read (with David Cancel)

July 11th, 2020|Being CEO, Bookshelf, Founding, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Mental Models, Podcast|

Are you a know-it-all or a learn-it-all? If you chose the latter, you’ll appreciate the top 5 marketing books David Cancel — Founder and CEO of Drift — can’t stop rereading.

#CEO Podcast:The CEO’s Journey — You Don’t Have to Travel Alone (with Bouzha Cookman)

June 3rd, 2020|Being CEO, Founding, Leadership, Management, Podcast|

Being a leader in tough economic times means striking a healthy balance between pessimism and optimism. As CEOs, we have to make tough decisions. We also have to keep up morale. Bouzha Cookman, of Catlin & Cookman, explains how CEO peers group can help.

#CEO Podcast: The Venture Capital Playbook (with Chip Hazard)

May 15th, 2020|Founding, Fundraising, Podcast, Women|

There are a ton of variables that go into the perfect formula between venture capitalists and CEOs. Fortunately, venture capitalist Chip Hazard offers a detailed and actionable playbook for welding the best CEO/VC relationships.

#CEO Podcast: 3 Ways to Master Your Growth as CEO (with Promise Phelon)

May 6th, 2020|Being CEO, Diversity, Founding, Fundraising, Podcast, Women|

The personal and professional growth experiences of entrepreneurs. Promise Phelon, a serial entrepreneur and author, shares her learnings acquired over the course of her journey as an underdog CEO.

Modern Risks, Modern Measures: A Chat with Carey Anne Nadeau

September 22nd, 2019|Founding, Insurtech, Interviews, Leadership, Women|

Around the time this article is published, a whopping 7000 people will descend on Las Vegas to discuss the future of insurance. For three solid days, people from all walks of life who have joined the insurtech wave will introduce

What is Entrepreneurship? A Chat with Dip Patel

September 8th, 2019|Being CEO, Founding, Interviews, Leadership, Life Lessons|

  The truth is when you have the combination of these two (thinking and doing) inside you — whether you believe it or not — you are an entrepreneur. (Photo by christian koch on Unsplash) What do home climate control and missile defense systems

Laser Focus and Seven Nuggets of Advice for First-time Founders and CEOs

May 1st, 2019|Being CEO, Bookshelf, Founding, Leadership|

“Four votes for John,” said one of my four co-founders. It was 1997, and we were deciding who among us would be the titular head of our first venture. It was a simple ceremony, no cryptic puffs of smoke through