• Why How Smart You Are Has Nothing To Do With How Successful You’ll Be As a CEO

    September 26, 2022

    The journey as CEO is a long one.   You won’t be able to rely purely on your god-given raw intelligence for the whole trip.

  • Lateral Thinking: The Best Tool for Solving Impossible Problems

    April 16, 2022

    There is no way to escape impossible problems on the entrepreneurial journey. Often, the solution lies in Lateral Thinking, changing our perception of the problem.

  • The Gift of Fear

    September 19, 2021

    Today, we CEOs experience fear and think it is a natural emotion...

  • Why Segway Failed and Tesla Succeeds

    August 13, 2021

    The problem with the Segway was that it completely missed the fact that the core need wasn’t there.

  • The Myth of Work-Life Balance

    April 23, 2021

    Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.

  • The Last Dance: What Leaders Can Learn From Michael Jordan

    March 29, 2021

    The best way to understand leadership is to watch it happen.

  • Lessons in Leadership with Oprah Winfrey

    March 21, 2021

    We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

  • First Principles, Part 3: The Secret to Being Customer Centric

    March 7, 2021

    There is no better selling weapon in the whole world than a happy customer talking to a prospect.

  • First Principles, Part 2: Always Selling, Always Recruiting

    February 27, 2021

    The person with the biggest pipeline always wins.

  • First Principles, Part 1: Seek Advice Early and Often

    February 19, 2021

    The biggest thing I learned in my time as CEO was how much I had to learn.

  • One Superpower I Use Every Day as a CEO

    February 18, 2021

    ARR, LTV, GTM, churn, positioning, competition, customer satisfaction, valuation. Over the past twenty years, I have been the founder and CEO of two companies where these metrics (and more) were important. I developed and honed my “superpowers” as a CEO to ensure each of these measures was going in the right direction. As a result,

  • The Long Run

    January 26, 2021

    Startups are like a long series of runs. The moment you start running, you encounter obstacles large and small that are designed to surprise you.

  • Why the Best CEOs Are Curious: A Chat with Corey Thomas

    January 24, 2021

    A leader’s job is to create the environment and the context where people can actually do the most, accomplish the most, and teams can be the most impactful.

  • Leadership in Crisis: What We Can Learn from Governor Andrew Cuomo

    January 10, 2021

    We never plan for a crisis.  When we are in the midst of one, it feels like an endless mountain to climb.  

  • Why We Sleep and My 2020 Summer Reading

    November 11, 2020

    Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day.

  • #CEO Podcast: 11 Wartime Plays for CEOs (with John Belizaire)

    November 2, 2020

    In this episode, there are 11 Wartime CEO plays that I’ve picked up along the way that I want to share with you.

  • #CEO Podcast: How the Self-Powerment Model Maximizes Your Potential (with Faye Mandell)

    September 25, 2020

    Dr. Faye Mandell joins John to discuss… How to help your team become their best selves and A simple framework for being present as a CEO.

  • 6 Ways I Embrace Impostor Syndrome

    September 7, 2020

    It starts deep in the pit of my stomach. It’s hard to describe. It’s like a cross between butterflies and sharp fluttering stomach pain. Sometimes, it manifests itself as a pain on the left side of my neck. It feels like a burning, humming sound. The buzz you might hear at a power substation full