Bing Gordon (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) in “The Corner Office”

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Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Bing Gordon, a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Bing Gordon Corner Office column Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers SundayBusiness section The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times Times Books

The Thought Leader Interview: David Kantor

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Here is Art Kleiner‘s Introduction to an interview of David Kantor, an eminent systems therapist who says that learning to recognize the hidden patterns in conversation is the first step toward more effective executive leadership. Kleiner is the editor in chief of strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company, and the author of The Age […].

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The Thought Leader Interview: Dov Seidman

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Here is the introduction to an interview of Dov Seidman, conducted by Art Kleiner and featured in strategy+business magazine published by Booz & Company, during which the influential business author and CEO explains why the practice of enlightened self-governance gives companies an edge.

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A Corporate Climate of Mutual Help

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Here is an excerpt from an exceptionally informative interview of Edgar Schein by Art Kleiner and Rutger von Post for strategy+business magazine (January 2011) published by Booz & Company. To read the complete interview, please click here. * * * Edgar Schein, MIT’s sage of organizational culture, explains why the quest for accountability should start [.].

The Thought Leader Interview: Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

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Kets de Vries by Art Kleiner for strategy+business magazine (Mqy 10, 2010), published by Booz & Company. Here is an excerpt from an interview of Manfred F.R. To read the complete interview, please click here. * * * INSEAD’s expert on leadership development clarifies how self-awareness can break the destructive pattern of corporate narcissism. Anyone [.].

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The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard

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The interview was conducted by Art Kleiner and Pierre Péladeau. Bob's blog entries : The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard A formidable transformation is taking place in the global telecommunications industry Art Kleiner “data tsunami” Booz & Company Cisco Systems Inc. Here is another outstanding interview of Didier Lombard from a series featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Comany.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/10/12)

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How great leaders inspire action "How to Capture Your Audience Right Away" "Innovate by Looking for Problem Patterns" "My favorite church marquee messages" A16Z Art Kleiner authentic leadership “Five Secrets to Business Success” Betty Sue Flowers Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/10/12) Charles R. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create Leadership at Every Level L.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/22/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Power of Why: Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace Richard Weylman Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire Bruce Nussbaum The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius Nancy C. Andreasen Crisis Communications: [.].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/25/13)

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Bob's blog entries "9 Initiatives Employers Must Take to Support Women’s Success" "Six social-media skills every leader needs" "The Making of an Expert" "Two Great Talks by Ken Robinson" "Why to Change Small Things [comma] Not the Entire Culture" Adam Bryant Ahead of the Curve Art Kleiner “Want to Change Behavior?” “Why

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The Capitalist Philosophers: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries A brilliant discussion of thirteen "geniuses of modern business" Abraham Maslow Douglas McGregor Alfred Du Pont Chandler Alfred Sloan and Ideas Andrea Gabor Art Kleiner Chester Barnard Chris Argyris Edgar H.

The Capitalist Philosophers A book review by Bob Morris

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Uncategorized A brilliant discussion of thirteen "geniuses of modern business" Abraham Maslow Douglas McGregor Alfred Du Pont Chandler Alfred Sloan and Ideas Andrea Gabor Art Kleiner Chester Barnard Chris Argyris Edgar H.

Prompt, Precise Performance Reviews

Tony Mayo

Top Executive Coaching with Tony Mayo About Tony Mayo Newsletter Sign-up Sections Client Comments For Executive Coaches For Executives For Fun For Salespeople Quotes and Aphorisms Recommended Books Technology Tips Videos & Podcasts Popular Posts Twitter Log IX About Tony Mayo Truth or Consequences? CEO Executive Coaching Fees My Protein Shake Recipe One more question.

Managing by Reflection

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Here is an excerpt from an interview of Henry Mintzberg by Art Kleiner for strategy+business magazine (March 15, 2010). To read the complete interview, please click here. * * * Managing author Henry Mintzberg believes that to improve business schools, we must first understand the essence of what managers do. One of the most consistently

The Right to Win

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Cesare Mainardi with Art Kleiner for strategy+business magazine (published November 23, 2010/ Winter 2010 / Issue 61), published by Booz & Company. To read the complete article and check out other resources, you must first register (at no cost) by clicking here. * * * Business

The Throwback Sexism of Kleiner Perkins

Harvard Business Review

The high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit by Ellen Pao against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins is being discussed as if it’s emblematic of gender bias in tech. Kleiner Perkins is not just about the kind of subtle stereotyping that’s common at many large tech companies. ” The Kleiner Perkins described by Pao fits this description. Kleiner Perkins ultimately fired Nazre.)

3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

Leading Blog

I personally blame my MIT classmate Aileen Lee, formerly with Kleiner Perkins, who coined the term Unicorn , a private company valued at over a billion dollars.

Clayton Christensen on “The Discipline of Managing Disruption”

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Here is a brief excerpt from an interview conducted by Art Kleiner for strategy+business magazine, published by Bain & Company. To Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, coauthor of How Will You Measure Your Life?, a primary task of leadership is asking questions that anticipate great challenges. To read the complete interview, check out other resources, learn [.]. Bob''s blog entries “How Will You Measure Your Life?"

Keep your hopes humming

Lead Change Blog

As Don’s long-time friend and mentor, Eugene Kleiner of the Kleiner Perkins venture firm fame, observed, “Mental outlook trumps knowledge.” Posted in Leadership Development [This post was co-written by Don Maruska, who is co-author of "Taking Charge of Your Talent" with Jay Perry.] Success requires a constructive frame of mind. In short, it doesn’t matter what you know if [.]

Leaders Can’t Execute Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi and Art Kleiner stated in their 2015 Harvard Business Review article that only 8% of leaders are effective at both creating good strategies and executing them. Guest post from Robin Speculand: Leaders across the world have been taught how to plan but not how to execute. Every university offering a business degree has on their faculty a professor teaching strategy but almost none have a professor teaching its execution.

How to Put Leadership Back into Strategy


This post is adapted from a larger interview conducted by Ken Favaro and Art Kleiner. [Editor’s Note: We’re delighted to be collaborating with Strategy+Business to bring you interviews with top thought leaders in leadership, innovation, and strategt. To read the full article, click here.].

Best HR Software Providers: Standard-setters in performance tracking to 401(K) management

HR Digest

The San Francisco-headquartered company is backed by bigwig investors such as Google Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, General Catalyst, Google Ventures, Salesforce, and the CEOs of Dropbox, Yelp, Instagram, WordPress, Box, Eventbrite, Evernote, and Stripe, among others.

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

Harvard Business

The big news in the venture capital world is that John Doerr, legendary partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is moving into a new role as the firm’s first chair, where he’ll be what he describes as a “player coach” to support the firm’s next generation of leaders. Kleiner Perkins is famous for making some of the world’s best investments , including early stakes in Compaq, Genentech, Google, and Amazon.

Mindfulness as a Management Technique Goes Back to at Least the 1970s

Harvard Business

As Art Kleiner described in the The Age of Heretics , Wack had “a lifelong preoccupation with the art of what he called ‘seeing.'” Kwanchai Lerttanapunyaporn / EyeEm/Getty Images. Mindfulness is now seen as a crucial skill in business. Meditation practices have the capacity to calm the mind , relax the body , boost resilience, and even increase situational awareness.

Can Design Save Silicon Valley?

Harvard Business Review

I didn’t take their interest seriously until I saw the news in December that John Maeda, the former President of the Rhode Island School of Design, joined venerable VC firm Kleiner Perkins. While I long ago stopped worrying about when design would be invited to sit at the grownups’ table, I couldn’t help but be excited by the news that Maeda was joining Kleiner Perkins. The tech titans of Silicon Valley are actively circling the strategic value of design.

How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

Harvard Business

” In their seminal HBR piece , Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner outlined what senior leaders must do to close the strategy-to-execution gap. Hulton Archive/Getty Images. The strategy-to-execution gap is an enduring problem with no easy solution. As the Japanese proverb goes, “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

Should Everyone Be Allowed to Invest in Private Tech Companies?

Harvard Business

For example, the initial investments of $25 million, made by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital in Google in 1999, increased by more than hundred folds by the time Google went public in 2004. Beata Bernina/Getty Images. The SEC Chairman recently announced a policy initiative to enable the ordinary investors to invest in private companies. Currently, only wealthy accredited investors are allowed to invest in private companies.

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Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination

Harvard Business

This reality was highlighted recently when Ellen Pao lost her case against her former employer , venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Headlines today are filled with blatant examples of workplace bias, from employees who give black coworkers nooses , to pay disparities in soccer, to supervisors’ admonitions that women need to “ get along with the boys.” ” These are obvious, inflammatory, and offensive behaviors that deserve vigorous scrutiny.

Strategy and Execution Are the Same Thing

Harvard Business Review

In a recent article , Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner presented some survey findings underscoring the well-established fact that few leaders (only 8%, according to their study) are good at both creating good strategies and putting them into practice.

How VC John Doerr Sets (and Achieves) Goals

Harvard Business

Since joining Kleiner Perkins in 1980, venture capitalist John Doerr has helped fund Intuit, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and a host of other well-known tech companies. HBR Staff/Steve Jennings / Stringer/Getty Images. Many of them utilize a goal-setting system Doerr calls “OKR,” for “objectives” and “key results.”

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Successful Startups Don’t Make Money Their Primary Mission

Harvard Business Review

Experienced investors know this — John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins often talks about looking for missionary founders rather than mercenary founders. Some people look at Silicon Valley and see a world filled with fortune-seekers come to strike it rich. Yes, the Valley has its share of mercenaries.

Does Silicon Valley Still Care About Climate Change?

Harvard Business

Earlier this month, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins began the process of separating its cleantech investing from the rest of its fund. Ten years after Kleiner star John Doerr was moved to tears during his TED talk about climate change , there’s no longer any question that VCs’ interest in clean energy is waning. It marks the end of an era.

The One Thing VCs Could Do Immediately to Increase Returns

Harvard Business Review

Ted Schlein, general partner at Kleiner Perkins, was recently invited to discuss race and investment in technology. And so all ears were tuned in when well-known VC Ted Schlein of Kleiner Perkins started talking… but Ted denied there was a problem. If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries?

Be an Information DJ

Harvard Business Review

At the Neuroleadership Summit 2012 held in mid-October in New York City, Art Kleiner, editor-in-chief of Strategy+Business magazine, joined me as we presented research casting new light on conventional thinking many of us have about buzz. When President Obama considers how to mobilize opinion and persuade Americans to support his agenda, we can be sure he'll want to tap the power of changing minds by understanding what makes ideas go viral.

More Reasons Women Need to Negotiate Their Salaries

Harvard Business Review

After losing her lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins, Ellen Pao made an executive decision to ban salary negotiations at Reddit where she is interim CEO. How do companies end up with significant gender pay inequalities, if they don’t intend to discriminate against women?

Alphabet Isn’t a Typical Conglomerate

Harvard Business Review

So Page and Brin are different from such legendary venture capitalists as John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins and Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowtitz, the two founders of Andreessen Horowitz. HBR STAFF. Alphabet , the new holding company created by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, is a portfolio of bold ideas embedded in an ecosystem of talent and financial capital to take on the world’s toughest challenges.

GE's Eco-Innovation Platform

Harvard Business Review

GE and its venture capital (VC) partners such as Kleiner Perkins and Rockport Capital have invested $134 million (of $200 million allocated) in a small selection of these businesses. "We're looking for new models of innovation. We don't have all the answers or all the capabilities." This candid admission comes from Beth Comstock, GE's Chief Marketing Officer.

Practical Advice for Raising Early Stage Venture Capital

Harvard Business Review

When you are ready to raise money, scratch Sequoia, Kleiner, and maybe one or two other top dogs off your preview list. Most great businesspeople I've met would correctly advise an entrepreneur to avoid raising money if possible. Easy for them to say, right? But there are good reasons to bootstrap. First, you maintain control of the company. Second, maintaining control allows you to experiment and learn where the business is "naturally" going.

Here's What the Internet Is Up To

Harvard Business Review

As she does every year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins has bestowed upon us over a hundred slides that analyze internet trends. Mobile in China and Collecting Your Fitness Data. It''s worth clicking through all of them (seriously, you can spare a half hour), though I can save you some time by pointing out a few that probably have implications for you, your business, and the rest of the 2.4 billion internet users across the globe.

How to Finance the Scale-Up of Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Vaunted valley VC, Eugene Kleiner said it well: “ The time to eat the hors d’oeuvres is when they’re being passed round.” Tom Szaky knows well the meaning of the saying “ Beware your dreams, for they may come true. ” With the 2004 Christmas retail season rapidly approaching, he was trying everything he could to scale up TerraCycle , a two year old venture selling liquid worm poop as fertilizer in used PET bottles.

Why the Real World Will Matter More in 2014

Harvard Business Review

Kleiner Perkins analyst Mary Meeker showed in her influential 2013 D11 address that “wearable computing is coming on strong, faster than the typical 10 year cycle” of tech trends. In 2013, three trends gained purchase and this year, they’ll ascend. . The first trend is the democratization of access to the opportunities in the $130 trillion physical economy , which by the way is six time bigger than the digital economy, according to Oxford Economics.