Predictions for 2019 by Intelliversity

2019 Silicon Valley Predictions – Who Stays and Who Goes?

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 27, 2018

What’s about to happen with the leaders of Tesla, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google? The first reader who points out to me that Amazon is not actually located in Silicon Valley will get the booby prize of being totally ignored.  From everyone else, I’ll reply to interesting contrary opinions. The following predictions combine the pressures […]

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Open Letter to Paul Allen

An Open Letter to Paul Allen Heirs

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 5, 2018

To the Heirs and Peers of Mr. Paul Allen: Our world lost a hero when Paul Allen passed on October 15th. Mr. Allen was probably best known for being a co-founder of Microsoft and as both owner and avid fan of his beloved Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks. At the time of his death, […]

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Sheryl Sandberg Facebook - An Open Letter from Intelliversity

Sheryl Sandberg: It’s Time for YOU to “Lean In”

By Robert Steven Kramarz / October 15, 2018

Dear Sheryl, You’ve done an amazing job steering Facebook as COO.  Now I have a request.     Your partnership with Mark Zuckerberg is clearly working well, even through the ups and downs of managing a very large organization serving more than a billion customers. As I’ve discussed with my readers for several years, the […]

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Saving Tesla by Intelliversity

Saving Tesla by Observing SpaceX

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 17, 2018

Saving Tesla starts with understanding Elon Musk and his style of management. This short video lays out the key takeaways from this article.   In the first in this series, we’ve taken a deep look at the distinct ways that one man, Elon Musk, is running two large companies that are on very different trajectories […]

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2 Faces of Elon Musk part 2

The Two Faces of Elon Musk – SpaceX’s Secret Weapon (Part 2)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 6, 2018

Tesla is failing, SpaceX is surging. As I wrote in my last post, it is the best of times and the worst of times for Elon Musk, founder of both companies. In that post, I proposed that a major reason Elon Musk’s two businesses are getting such different results is that Musk has a very […]

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Fresh Eyes Assessment by Top-Notch CEO

The Top 5 Reasons Why Successful Companies Need Fresh Eyes Assessment

By Stephie Althouse / July 6, 2017

The Top 5 Reasons Why Successful Companies Need Fresh Eyes Assessment By Dr. Stephie Althouse, Intelliversity Faculty It is easy to understand why a company that has fallen on hard times and barely can pay its bills might need a turnaround consultant and executive coach. Such companies need help with assessing the business with fresh […]

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Women in the C-Suite

Born to Star (Part 7) – A Good Vision Master and Execution Master Pair

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 28, 2016

Born to Star (Part 7) – A Good Vision Master and Execution Master Pair Would it be surprising that Steve Jobs did not miss the opportunity for a good Execution Master decision the second time around? Shortly after he rejoined Apple in 1997, Jobs found and hired Tim Cook. Why did things turn out so […]

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Startup Business

Born to Star – Latest Secrets to Startup Success: Selecting the Right Execution Master (Part 6)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 19, 2016

Born to Star – Latest Secrets to Startup Success: Selecting the Right Execution Master (Part 6) Welcome to our series of eight excerpts from the Born to Star – Latest Secrets to Startup Success eBook and guide. This material applies to early and late startups as well as businesses in other stages. At any time […]

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SpaceX and Elon Musk's Secret Weapon

By Robert Steven Kramarz / September 23, 2015

SpaceX and Elon Musk’s Secret Weapon Original post 5/28/2012 In the news this week is the breathtaking achievement of SpaceX (aka Space Exploration Technologies) — the private space transportation company in Southern California whose Dragon spacecraft has just docked with the International Space Station.  This is the first privately developed and owned spacecraft to achieve earth […]

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Steve Jobs _ Apple

Steve Jobs and Tim Cook: The Pair that Makes Apple Successful

By Robert Steven Kramarz / July 23, 2015

Steve Jobs and Tim Cook: The Pair that Makes Apple Successful Belsky is busy recently promoting his latest book, Making Ideas Happen. Quoting Wired Magazine, July 26, 2011, “In the book he argues that ideas for new businesses or solutions to problems are common, but great execution is rare. He emphasises the need for organisation and strategic […]

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