Welcome to the initial posting of “The Expert CEO.” I’ve created this blog so that I can share my experiences of 35 years as a technology CEO and founder, board member, and venture capitalist. Just to be clear, I don’t consider myself “THE Expert CEO” – but I am an experienced one. The title was chosen to imply that you, the reader, could become more of an “Expert CEO” by reading about key issues CEOs must deal with and valuable lessons they’ve learned.
I’ll focus on a variety of topics of general interest to CEOs and senior executives. And, I’ll plan to have some guests who will share unique ideas about management. Sometimes this blog will highlight hot topics discussed on ExpertCEO (www.expertceo.com), a company I founded in 2007, which is a private on-line community for senior executives to share ideas with peers and solve real world business problems.
I’ve already been inspired by the blogs of top-notch business and thought leaders – a few on my must read feed include, Jeremiah Owyang of the Forrester Group, who covers social networking; Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun; and Matt Blumberg, CEO of Return Path. My friend, Randall Stross, who writes the “Digital Domain” column for the New York Times, wrote a great article on CEO blogging, which is a worthwhile read. Randall is also the author of “Planet Google: One Company’s Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know”.
I’m excited to begin the conversation with you. In my next post, I’ll talk about how to best plan for and manage through an economic crisis.