The thoughts below summarize some of my learnings that could be valuable to you as a CEO.
Working with many CEOs gives me an opportunity to see what makes them highly successful. Below, I’ve curated the best that I’ve read recently. Hope you find this helpful!
One of My Favorite Quotes
“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay” — Henry Ford
A Very Short Blog Post For You
A Dangerously Easy Way to Spend Too Much
This details the way I have foolishly spent money within my company. Don’t make my mistake!
Best Articles/Podcasts I’ve Read/Listened to Recently
How to Persuade and Get Paid – by Phil Jones. This audiobook comes in the form of a seminar. Phil gives many, many examples and key reminders of what we need to do to persuade people (and not just customers) to get what we want. A great reminder of many of the fundamentals of persuasion.
Cybersecurity in the Age of AI – the Exponential View podcast
AI is reshaping the landscape of cyber defense. Like it or not, you are in an AI arms race. It’s not enough to have good cybersecurity, you need AI-based cybersecurity because the bad guys are using AI to steal your information.
Best Books I’ve Read Recently
The Miracle of Mindfulness – by Thich Nhat Hanh. As a CEO, you will feel pressure virtually every day. Whether that pressure is to deliver a financial result, or gain a new customer, or to manage a human resources situation. This book is really about how to manage the pressures in your life, and live a happy life no matter what is going on. Adopting these practices is invaluable.
Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans – by Melanie Mitchell. This is a guide for the non-technical executive to gain an understanding of how AI works. Any CEO who wants to ask intelligent questions about AI can benefit.
Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur – by Derek Sivers. Derek is an iconoclast who wasn’t interested in making money, but he did, and lots of it. I don’t agree with a lot of his lessons, but they worked for him. Could they work for you? Derek proves there is no one formula for success and we all need to take our own path.
If you want to become a better CEO, contact me or schedule a time to chat with me at calendly.com/glenngow. Here’s to your success.