I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.
Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.
I don't expect that Travis Kalanick will ever apologize to me for using my Uber location data to promote his brand at a launch event without my permission, but I haven't given up hope in the Uber board's ability to step up and lead.
In Oracle's early days, Kathryn Gould was the founding VP of Marketing, working there from 1982 to 1984. When I heard that Larry Ellison was stepping down as Oracle's CEO I asked Kathryn to think about the skills she saw in a young Larry Ellison.
The America's Cup finals began on September 7th with defender Oracle Team USA as the underdog with little homeland support, and Emirates Team New Zealand as the seasoned favorite with the hearts of its island nation steadfastly behind them.
Assigning blame for Oracle's missteps has led to the termination of the team's tactician and over the last several days we have heard more than we ever wanted to about "tacticians." How much can a tactician influence a race?