What it takes to be a CEO in the 2020s

Looking back at the advice from February 2020….reminds me how much the world has changed. Not sure quite how this fits with our Covid-disrupted world. While these all seem sensible, they now seem rather out of touch. I can’t imagine they are at the top of the CEO’s list in September 2020….

A CEO must be able to marshal the data flowing between companies and their counterparties, redistributing who earns profits and bears risk. Some firms are ahead—Amazon monitors 500 measurable goals—but most CEOs are still stuck clearing their email inboxes at midnight. Last, bosses need to be clear that a firm should be run in the long-term interest of its owners.


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