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A revolutionary war doctrine. A winning web browser. Defeating the Borg.

What do these have in common?

These are achievements by real-world leaders — and one imagined galactic leader — who draw upon the power of solitude for effective leadership.

In this episode, join me as I explain how (and why) you should make solitude a core-component in your leadership strategy.

I cover:

  • Why effective leadership depends on solitude
  • Examples of how real (and fictional) leaders use solitude
  • The 4 solitude plays you can start practicing today


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About the Author: John Belizaire

John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy and computing. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups. He is the Managing Editor of CEOPLAYBOOK Media LLC, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs. John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.