Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters
New York Times best-selling author and serial entrepreneur Tony Tjan, CEO of investment firm The Cue Ball Group and co-founder of MiniLuxe, a tech-enabled retail lifestyle brand joins Enterprise Radio to discuss the importance of hiring for character instead of competence.
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- Why is there a need or urgency for this topic of goodness now?
- What does goodness really mean, especially in leadership?
- You looked at 100 case studies – why is this so hard to do?
- How can we become better judges of people?
- What else can we do about it? What can an average listener do for a call to action?
Anthony Tjan is an entrepreneur, strategic adviser, and venture investor who has sought at each step of his career to channel the power of good people and authentic culture into enduring value. Tjan began his career with McKinsey & Company. In 1996, he founded the Internet services firm ZEFER, which grew to more than $100 million in annual revenues before merging with NEC. Tjan then joined the boutique strategic advisory group Parthenon (now Parthenon E-Y) as its Vice Chairman and began his tenure as senior strategic advisor to CEO of the Thomson Corporation. There, Tjan helped catalyze one of the world’s largest information media transformations, developing and executing a business and cultural strategy that led to the creation of Thomson Reuters.
Today, Tjan takes his business builder and people lessons as CEO of the Boston-based investment firm The Cue Ball Group and as chairman and co-founder of MiniLuxe, a tech-enabled retail lifestyle brand with a mission to elevate the nail salon industry through experience design, health and hygiene, and professional fulfillment. Tjan serves as a board member for several rapidly scaling culture-technology companies and as a senior adviser to public figures and research organizations like the MIT Media Lab. He is the author of the book Good People and a co-author of the New York Times best-seller, Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck.