Being a CEO of a major corporation is less of a learning curve, and more akin to stepping off a ledge and being expected to fly. On Monday, January 8, I talked to the Princeton Independent Consultants group breakfast at Princeton’s Nassau Club about just what’s involved in taking the helm of a large company as chief executive officer. Citing many of today’s top CEOs, I detailed the immense challenges of motivating and managing thousands of employees, plunging vast revenue into unknown markets, innovating products to sit overseas clients, and the constant search for investment.
So does CEO stand for Challenger of Existing Orthodoxies – or Capitalist Exquisitely Overpaid? Your call.