CEOs

CEOs

So, You're in Sales But (Secretly) Yearn to be a CEO. Here's How to Make That Happen.

For starters, you're in good company: Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban and Howard Schultz all started in sales.
IPO

3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Spotify, Which Won Over Taylor Swift and Just Made its Billion-Dollar IPO

Shares of the streaming service opened at about $165, valuing the company at close to $30 billion.
CEOs

Do Good Entrepreneurs Make Good CEOs?

Larry Ellison did it. Jeff Bezos is still doing it. But not all entrepreneurs can step up to day-to-day leader.
Entrepreneurs

'Bizarro World' Management Is Not a Viable Strategy

Every successful company has policies, procedures and bureaucracy because grown-ups have learned chaos is not a good alternative.
CEOs

What's More Important: the CEO or the Idea?

Data from startup failures, VC/angel investor preferences and the impact CEOs can have on ideas shows that these leaders are more important than the ideas they represent.
CEOs

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.
Hiring

The Case for Your Startup Hiring Former CEOs

Put your ego and fear aside. Former CEOs can be great additions to your team.
Executive Change

This Growing Company Realized It Was Time for the Founder to Step Aside. Here's How They Made It Work.

While no two companies are exactly alike, there is a somewhat systematic way to approach a leadership change.
Firing

What Happens When Founders Are Fired

Replacements face a daunting task.
Job Titles

Stop Calling Yourself the 'CEO' and Start Telling People What You Do

Whatever your fancy job title, you are what your company does.
SpaceX

Inside SpaceX: What It's Like Working for a Company on a Mission to Mars

What's it really like inside the company on a mission to Mars and helmed by Elon Musk?
Leadership

10 Quotes from Tim Cook on Inspiration, Intuition and Everything In Between

The CEO of Apple shares his insights into life and business, and how he takes a bite out of life every day.
Education

Here's What the Leaders of the 11 Most Successful U.S. Companies Studied in College

Find out what types of degrees led Tim Cook, Mary Barra and other CEOs to the top of the ladder.
Company Culture

Strange Business Practices From Amazon, Tesla and 8 Other Companies

From shady to successful, see these strange business practices.
Leadership

What to Expect From Leadership Changes at the Top

In many cases, a new CEO will be disruptive and unexpected and employees will have to deal with the uncertainty that can cause.