Spring 2010

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Inside the Spring 2010 Issue:

What a CEO Needs
Generally speaking, the role of a chief executive is to ensure everyone is happy. That includes investors, customers, partners and employees, and it also extends to being good community citizens. But with so many to please and so few hours in the day, there’s not much opportunity for CEOs to think about their own needs, let alone to act on them. In this article, Alliance members share their needs and how they balance them with the demands of their organizations.

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance CEO Roundtables gave CEOs the opportunity to learn about “Succession Planning” and “How Green Should You Be?” while John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, shared his views of the current economy and its outlook. Check out the photos of these events and our Alliance Holiday Dinner.

Global Expansion Strategy Viable For Many: A Case Study
Many CEOs will take a deep breath before even thinking about putting down a permanent footprint overseas. Alliance member Raju Reddy, CEO of Sierra Atlantic, discusses how going global, even for a small firm, can become a strong driver for growth – given the right circumstances and criteria. 

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run companies in industries such as therapeutic protein development, automation software, mechanical contracting, and medical transcription services.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including a CEO Roundtable on “California is Broken: What Would CEOs Do to Fix It?”; our Alliance Spring Dinner; and Keynote discussions with Victor Cheng, author of “The Recession-Proof Business,” and Nilofer Merchant, author of "The New How." Alliance members are invited to attend all keynote discussions, even if their group is not meeting that day.

Also inside: Member News, Keynotes with Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman and John Hamm, author of “The Necessary Nine,” and more. Download it now!