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What’s the role of a CTO in a start-up?

It’s a simple enough question, and anyone envisioning oneself in that prized, pressure-cooker-of-a-position has probably thought about the education, skill set, experience and determination necessary to bring to the job. But that doesn’t answer the question. What, exactly, does the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at a start-up do? As a seasoned serial entrepreneur, I’ll tell you it’s not a foolish question. The role of the CTO has evolved steadily over the years from one of supporting a company’s business to one of driving the business – through better (and more automated) processes, better analytics, better hiring, better execution, and...

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2015 Global INSEAD Day

Every year on September 12th, INSEAD celebrates Global INSEAD Day. September 12th was the day that the very first promotion at INSEAD (in 1959) had their very first day of class. This year was no different. The New York City Alumni Association saw over 100 alumni (and new admits) came together to celebrate the bond that is INSEAD. The NYC Alumni of INSEAD chose to celebrate Global INSEAD Day at Houston Hall – an incredible authentic beer hall. Slowly, as the event unfolded and the crowd grew, we took over a rather large number of long tables – sitting elbow...

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3 Surprisingly Simple Actions to Jump Start Your Blog

For weeks, I’ve been thinking about what the next version of Global Citizen Experiment was going to contain. This version would be the fourth time that I would sit down and do a complete overhaul of the site. I spent weeks kvetching about the best way to go about accomplishing the goal. Then I realized that those weeks had turned into months and those months had turned into quarters. I realized I was stuck. So I gave myself the proverbial kick-in-the-pants (no, not this kick in the pants). Q: What would I tell any entrepreneur who found themselves in a similar situation?...

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Real Aid With Lemonade

Global Citizen Here This one is going to be a short post. I’m a bit too emotional to write my regular length hardy-har-har posts. Today, I want to talk about inspiration. What does inspiration mean? Where does inspiration come from? and lastly, So what? What does inspiration mean? Inspiration to me, is a source resilience. When the going gets tough, which in a start-up is quite frequently the case, inspiration is what pours that extra little bit of dig-down-deep that is necessary to see your way through the tough times. Where does inspiration come from? Inspiration can come from...

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Fat Man Running

Global Citizen here, and I’m going to tell you about yesterday. Yesterday I ran participated in a 5k race. Why would I do such a thing? My friend David and I had made a list of goals that we would like to accomplish this quarter, and in addition to some business goals, he we decided we should have some physical goals on the list too. So, “Finish a 5k” was placed on that list. No problem – it’s easy to write down an additional item on a list. Fast forward 2 weeks ago. On one of our regularly scheduled touch...

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