Published on: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I can't remember a time when so many business people were anxious to learn exactly who will be president of the United States for the next four years. Perhaps because of the tough economic climate we've all been fighting through for the past four years, it seems many business leaders yearn for the certainty of knowing exactly how government policies, regulations and tax frameworks will impact them and their enterprises moving forward so they can effectively plan for the future.
Published on: Thursday, November 01, 2012
The journey of entrepreneurialism can be as individual as a fingerprint, as was learned during the small business panel discussion led by The Wall Street Journal's
Small Business Editor Vanessa O'Connell, during a private breakfast for delegates at World Business Forum. What motivates one to start a business, the challenges met along the way, and the obstacles that become opportunity are all part of every entrepreneur's unique story.
But commonality lies in their passion to keep moving forward, despite setbacks, slammed doors or lack of funding. The three start-up entrepreneurs on the WSJ panel, where ExecuNet exclusively reported, have met the gamut of experiences on their pathway to success, and shared what they learned along their individual upward trajectories.
Published on: Monday, October 29, 2012
Former US Secretary of Defense and ex-university president, Dr. Robert Gates is one of those rare species in the public sector who says what he means, means what he says and doesn't care whose feathers he ruffles so long as it meets with what's best for the American people in our turbulent and divisive political age.
"I believe strongly that leadership is much more than managing well," Gates told the audience at the recent World Business Forum in New York. "Real leadership is a rare commodity."
Published on: Friday, October 26, 2012
Engaging with Bob Frisch, author of Who's in the Room: How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them
, during an ExecuNet webinar
proved a revealing exercise in both the organizational context we all work and how situational and environment variables weigh heavily on business performance.
Take, for example, Frisch's view that deciding which colleagues, peers, mentors and associates to confide in and from whom to seek assistance actually does impact the course of executive decision making regardless of the hierarchical chain of command expressed on the typical organization chart.
Published on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Leading futurist Ray Kurzweil shares his view about what innovation impacts will be felt in healthcare and the practice of medicine and how data and a wealth of information now available about the human genome will transform the healthcare sector for years to come.