CEO Stump Speeches

My friend is a professional real estate investor. His first building purchase was not luxury by any means. It was in one of those neighborhoods that wasn't the best at that time but was on the way to being nice.Sometimes tenants, real estate agents, vendors and such would talk…

My Top 5 Books of 2018 (so far)

This year has been one with a ton of reading. Here are my top five books of the year 2018. Atomic Habits: There have been many different books about habits and how to modify them. This is the first one I've found to include both theory and tactical ideas about…

Misleading slides are a really bad idea

This particular slide came across my inbox recently in a pitch deck. What's funky here? (I've removed names and details to protect the innocent.) Hint: it's the word "cumulative" at the bottom of each graph. Well, what's wrong with that? Plenty. People looking at revenue growth graphs like…

The CEO is the last to know.

A CEO spoke about a drama-bomb in his 15-person company. The specifics didn't matter, but it was the usual issue that comes up in small companies. Someone is underperforming. Or, two employees are romantically involved. One employee punched another. Someone is stealing. A big customer just sent in a termination…