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The Secret Rules of Business Success (or Failure)

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    The CEO and board have to work in concert. While it is clearly good that one not be excessively subordinated to the other, in short, the board has to perform its oversight but can’t get in the way of execution. It is a balancing act that can get out of balance, and when it does, you get a lot of the drama you have been seeing at the top levels of some of the largest tech companies in the world of late. The board has a role and it is neither to polish the shoes of the CEO nor actually run the company. Forgetting that typically ends badly.

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The Secret Rules of Business Success (or Failure)

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    The CEO and board have to work in concert. While it is clearly good that one not be excessively subordinated to the other, in short, the board has to perform its oversight but can’t get in the way of execution. It is a balancing act that can get out of balance, and when it does, you get a lot of the drama you have been seeing at the top levels of some of the largest tech companies in the world of late. The board has a role and it is neither to polish the shoes of the CEO nor actually run the company. Forgetting that typically ends badly.

Over the last three decades, Rob Enderle has worked as an inside (ROLM/Siemens/IBM) or outside (Dataquest, Forrester, Enderle Group) technology analyst. He thought it would be interesting to share the 16 immutable rules that most people actually running tech companies don’t seem to know.

These rules define the differences between a company that is doing well, like Apple, and a company that is failing, like RIM. They anticipate the mistakes and suggest fixes to major financial, operational and PR problems the firms experience and provide a primer for anyone wanting to be successful in this segment. Many are not segment-oriented and could apply to any business at any level, but some are specific to technology.

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