07/1/19

CEO Shoptalk

OK, so this lazy friend of mine — who I owe a favor — says to me, “Big Red Car, I like the ‘CEO Shoptalk’ series, but why don’t you put them all in one place?”

“You’re too lazy to use the SEARCH function on the website?”

“Yeah, bite me.”

So, here it is, y’all.

This is you filled with wisdom.

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07/1/19

CEO Shoptalk — Situational Awareness

CEOs have a hard job. Keeping it is one of the most difficult parts of the job. Keeping your job as a CEO may depend on your ability to understand the situation — something pilots call “situational awareness.”

In an airplane, you have several instruments that an instrument-trained pilot scans to determine the situation — speed, direction, level flight, climbing, descending, fuel status, GPS (redundant), and George (George is the autopilot). I have taken to calling George Georgette.

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10/3/18

CEO Shoptalk

So, your Big Red Car gets a whiny email from a friend who says, “You should put all the CEO Shoptalk blog posts in one place.”

Guy is the laziest son-of-a-bitch on the planet who apparently can’t use the SEARCH function on the right column of this blog, but I like him so I do it.

Here it is – CEO Shoptalk.

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10/2/18

CEO Shoptalk – Time Allocation

Time allocation is a critical consideration for the CEO of any size enterprise, but particularly for CEOs of small businesses and startups.

Big Red Car here. Been in Savannah spending time with My Perfect Granddaughter offspring of My Perfect Daughter, the red head.

So, when I am there, I get into a convo with a young C-suite type guy and we are discussing how a startup or small company CEO should allocate his time.

It is a conversation I’ve had with a million CEOs. It is a universal problem faced by all CEOs.

How does one allocate their time as the company is faced with growth in a crawl, walk, run scenario?

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