Fall 2014

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Inside the Fall 2014 Issue:

Finding the Reasons Behind Your Results
While improving market conditions help all businesses, they are also cause for reflection. Most leaders want to know—is the success they are seeing the result of their decisions, or just lucky timing? Read the ideas shared by Alliance members Chris Burnley, Jonathan Corr, Menko Deroos, Sheeroy Desai, Karl Hansen and Doug Leeds on measuring actual performance and setting new goals when favorable market conditions lift all boats.

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance CEO Community Activities included a variety of CEO events such as: the Pan-Euro Meeting with Alliance partner CEO-CF in Barcelona and Keynote discussions with Silicon Valley marketing icon Regis McKenna on big data access and the future of marketing, and Russ Harrison, Founding Principal of The Leadership Group, on avoiding the pitfalls of the “Success Syndrome.”

Nuggets From Behind Closed Doors
There are hundreds of years of experience inside every private Alliance meeting. While protecting the confidentiality of the member who turned to his or her group for help, we’ve captured just a few of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read how Pat Lashinsky (Group Q400) of Taxi Magic and Praful Saklani (Group 202) of Pramata would address the challenges faced by two of their fellow Alliance members.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run a wide range of companies in industries such as Application Integration, Management Training, Semiconductors, Online Gaming, mCommerce Gifting, High-Performance Wheels & Accessories, Natural Language Processing, Women’s Apparel, Custom Business Solutions Software, Digital Photography, Asian & Specialty Foods and many more.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including our Alliance Fall Dinner, our CEO Roundtable: Why Raising the White Flag Can Be a Great Business Decision, and keynote speakers such as cg42 Founder & Managing Partner Steve Beck; BOSI Global Founder Joe Abraham; “Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility” Executive Coach Patty McCord; best-selling author of “Groundswell” Charlene Li and many others.

Also inside: Member News, photos from Group 271’s July meeting at Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage in San Carlos, and more. Download it now!