Atlanta CEO

First U.S. CTO to Meet with CEOs

Aneesh Chopra, former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer, will join the Atlanta CEO Council for an exclusive CEO only breakfast, July 9, beginning at 7:30 am. To request an invitation, please contact the Atlanta CEO Council. This is an invitation only event. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, […]

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Flashpoint Founder Merrick Furst on Building a Better Start-Up

As part of the Atlanta CEO Council thought leadership series, OneBigIdea, Merrick Furst delivered a talk on the idea behind what makes Flashpoint work. The talk and slides are contained in this 30-minute video.  Atlanta CEO Council OneBigIdea Series, May 19, 2014

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The “Exit” Won’t Always Set You Free

The financial newspapers and entrepreneur magazines paint their pages with multi-million dollar exits of “super-smart” entrepreneurs. The dirty details of the sale rarely hit the page because reality does not sell newspapers and we all want to believe it can happen to us. The truth is the majority of exits don’t achieve the Point of […]

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Four Ways to Avoid Hiring Missteps

Attracting qualified candidates is a huge opportunity but also a challenge for many small business owners. Hiring the wrong candidate can be a costly burden on employers. Even when a great candidate is discovered and agrees to join your team, there are additional steps employers should take to avoid problems down the road. A resume […]

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The Talent Challenge

The growing economy is good news but also drives competition for talent. Blake Patton, Atlanta CEO Council board member, entrepreneur and managing partner of Tech Square Ventures, sees and hears everyday about the need for the development and retention of talent. “Working with partners like the Metro Chamber and TAG, we access a pipeline for […]

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