CEO SummitWhat’s best for the company? The life-cycle of a Founder CEO.As Larry Sonsini, our visiting Silicon Valley ‘founding father’ pointed out, going public is no longer the endgame for startups. It’s a tool along the way. On the other side of the fence, investors are looking for businRead
CEO SummitWisdom from the West Coast: Personal Lessons in Leadership.
First the bad news. Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, stated, “most things you can’t control”. “However,” he added, “there’s one thing you can control — how you treat people.”
Jeff’s message wRead
CEO SummitKeeping it Real, from Some of the Busiest (and Calmest) People on the Planet
It’s worth mentioning that every single one of our guest speakers — collectively responsible for creating $200bn of shareholder value — arrived on time. No rushed late entries, no buzzing phones, no bag-carrying flRead
CEO SummitCommunication, communication, communication (worth repeating).
There’s a hunger for people to connect to the mission and vision, culture and values.“Repeat them over and over and over. When you’re sick of hearing yourself say them, that’s when they’re bRead
CEO SummitWho Wants to be a CEO?Jeff Miller cut straight to the point: “Money’s a terrible reason to be a CEO”. Why? Because it’s short term. Jeff knows all about the day to day pressures faced by a high-performing leader. As CEO of Documentum, JeffRead
CEO SummitDay 3: Powerful messages, simply deliveredCompany first
Both Melissa Taunton of NEA (a giant of the VC world with $20bn under management) and Barry Eggers (Lightspeed founding partner) independently used the phrase “company first,” addressing the emotional chRead
CEO SummitDay 2: Two Jeffs a Joni and a Tom.
The day began with Jeff Miller (Jamm Ventures) who knows all about the origin of the title “Silicon” in this particular Valley. As CEO of Documentum, Jeff grew the company from a staff of 15 with $500k of sales in 1993Read
CEO SummitDay 1: Tapping into decades of Silicon Valley history and experience
It’s a humbling fact to realize that the combined value created by our line-up of guest speakers over the next few days is in the region of $200bn. Here’s a condensed look at the truths, learnings and anecdotes our teaRead