CEO and Board

07May 2015

Berkshire Hathaway held another incredibly successful annual Shareholders’ meeting in Omaha last week; that prompted writer William Green to post on LinkedIn his ten all-time favorite insights from Warren Buffett. I submit that each of these quotes from the brilliant investor offer supremely valuable advice regarding the investments we all should make in our strategic […]

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30Apr 2015

Give the academic landscape a quick glance and you will realize: The global learning and development space is evolving at an accelerated rate. From Western Governors University’s unprecedented online graduation rates, to forward-thinking business models like LinkedIn’s purchase of Lynda.com, to the academic institutions now using MOOCs to bring a world-class education to anyone, anywhere, […]

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09Apr 2015

I’ve been working with 16 executives on behalf of InfoComm, the industry association that represents the professional audio visual and information communications industries, taking them through a nine-month program to develop innovation in their businesses. This program encompasses four face-to-face sessions and five web meetings. As I write this I’m in New York City preparing […]

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29Jan 2015

Comm Solutions is a network integration company. Paul Black is the founder and CEO. Below are excerpts from his recent comments about our work together. We sell information technology solutions, specifically infrastructure, to enterprise clients. As Chief Executive Officer, I set strategy, involve myself in large deals and major client relationships, and also relationships with […]

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21Oct 2014

I’ve recently returned from the National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Conference. Spending a few days immersed in best practices and thought leadership regarding governance, with over 1300 directors of organizations ranging from well-known, large-cap, publicly traded companies to small-cap, privately held firms, was incredibly energizing and thought-provoking. Some of those thoughts were scary. […]

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22Sep 2014

If there were “bat signal” for strategic relationships, like the one Commissioner Gordon would use to summon Batman, Larry Ellison could flash it at the sky tonight. If there were such a thing, the relationships Ellison needs to master his exit from Oracle’s CEO role—as well as the ones Oracle needs to make a smooth […]

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