How often do you get down and talk about honest mistakes and irreverent strategies with a CEO?
Over the past year I have had the privilege to interview over a half dozen former CEOs from companies the likes of JP Morgan, Corning, Harrahs/Caesar’s Casinos and Pearson. All companies with a global reach and encountering one challenge or another. I’ve collected these interviews in a special section of this website, C-Suite Candor.
These interviews are packed with insights representing hundreds of years of cumulative experience. They are conversations about humbling moments. They are conversations about daunting obstacles. Most important they give the reader insights into the minds of astute business leaders – some of whom have never exposed their thinking to any other business publication or public forum. Not the Wall Street Journal, not BusinessWeek, not The Economist.
Among the lessons (and the reason it is worth spending the time to read each article) contained in these pieces are:
- How to derive profit slices (Harrah’s former CMO)
- Don’t follow the lemmings, though it’s tempting and even required (JP Morgan Director)
- Reject the advice of headquarters – at your own risk (Boston Scientific, European President)
- Throw out market share. Look for value! (Patrick O’Keefe, former CEO of Watts Water Technologies)
I hope you enjoy learning from these business leaders as much as I have. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Enjoy your visit to C-Suite Candor.