Published on: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
How does one go about networking with more successful people? Building a network composed of the "right" people? What is the role of social media in networking? One member of the ExecuNet community, Judy Robinett — known as "the woman with the titanium Rolodex" — was interviewed for Forbes recently, and in that interview she answered these challenging questions and more.
Published on: Monday, October 06, 2014
Published on: Friday, October 03, 2014
Hunter Lovins, author of the international bestseller Natural Capitalism
and a business leader dedicated to understanding and communicating the transformative power of sustainable business, argued that embracing efficiency, renewables, carbon markets, and new technologies is the smartest decision any organization can make — leading to disruptive new products and business models that generate increased profits and economic growth.
Lovins said that unsustainable business practices contributed to the economic collapse, which will not be resolvable until the fundamental issues are addressed. She said, "This is not about polar bears. It's about your profitability. This is the sweet spot of innovation combined with sustainability. We are beyond what the edge of what the planet can tolerate."
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
What type of disruptor are you? "Disruptors come in all different shapes and sizes but in every case, disruptors are involved in every change in products, services, processes and business models," according to Trish Gorman, an accomplished strategist who specializes in identifying high potential growth options and a professor at some of the world's leading business schools.
A disruptor is one whose influence or action substantially and irrevocably changes the way businesses function. Displaying remarkable persistence, they continue despite perceived setbacks. Some are experts in the field and some come from a completely different background – something which can be a huge plus because they are free of preconceived limitations.
Published on: Monday, September 29, 2014
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.
In one such teleconference, I was joined by Tony Palmer, a recruiter with Stanton Chase International, and a member asked us, "What special advice do you have with working with private equity, both investors and/or their recruiters?"