Fall 2015

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Inside the Fall 2015 Issue:

Preserving Growth in the Midst of a Talent Drought
In many ways, the Bay Area is a snapshot of the future, and the intensity of competition for crucial employees could very likely become a nationwide problem. But the Bay Area also leads the nation in innovative leadership, too. Learn how Alliance members, John Curcio, Sheeroy Desai, Ted Elliott, Doug Dooley, Clint Ramsey and Walter Moos, focus on local efforts to conserve crucial employees, and create strategic plans to improve recruitment and retention initiatives.  

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance CEO Community Activities included a variety of events such as: an Alliance Roundtable in which Alliance member, Jorge Titinger, President & CEO of SGI, discussed how to shift a business’ goal from simply surviving to a commitment of winning, our quarterly Life Sciences Roundtable meeting, and Keynote discussions with Liz Wiseman, President of The Wiseman Group, on the advantages of approaching new situations as a rookie to bolster creativity, passion and effectiveness, and EDIT Founder and Author, Matt May, who discussed seven key obstacles to elegant solutions, what he called the seven deadly thinking sins.

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 Eric McAfee of Aemetis (Group Q400), and Kevin Kujawski of Menlo Equities (Group T105), 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 Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Handcrafted Mattresses, Skin & Body Care Products, Home Health Care, Sales & Marketing Training, Cloud Networking Services, Embedded Systems Solutions, and many more.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including keynote speakers such as Haas School of Business Senior Fellow, Mark Coopersmith, Managing Partner, Phil Solk of Opero Partners, BOSI Global Founder, Joe Abraham, and The Practice of Innovation Founder, Curt Carlson, our Alliance Roundtables focusing on Consumer Companies, Cleantech, Family Businesses and Professional Services, and our Alliance Fall Dinner.

Also inside: Learn about the upcoming mobile Alliance App, read Member News, and see photos from Group T115’s Bike Demo Ride, and Group 271’s Santa Rosa Retreat in June. Download it now!