Perspectives on Bob's Books

What's Holding You Back?

"A must read for both emerging and established executives! Bob Herbold provides ten clear guidelines that will enable managers to become strong, proactive leaders."

- J.Lechleiter, retired Chairman, President and CEO of Eli Lilly & Company

Seduced By Success

"Bob Herbold gets to the heart of why successful organizations and individuals often go into a tail-spin, and how this can be avoided. His thorough reviews of specific companies we all know make this a very useful book, and I highly recommend it."

- Indra K. Nooyi, Chairperson & CEO, PepsiCo, Inc.

The Fiefdom Syndrome

"Turf wars and bureaucracy can undermine even the strongest corporate strategies. Drawing on lessons learned throughout his distinguished career, Bob describes innovative and practical ways to tackle this pervasive problem."

- Bill Gates, Co-Founder, Microsoft Corporation and Co-Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bob's Gutsy Leadership Blog

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Bob regularly writes blog posts and articles with his areas of focus being leadership, organizational effectiveness. Below you will find the titles and hot-links of his most recent efforts:

WeWork – A Weak Business Model and Weaker Management!

From a tech perspective, the big news recently is the postponement of the WeWork IPO. Investors have become unnerved by deepening losses at the company, which last year bled $1.61 billion in red ink; nearly equal to its revenue of $1.82billion! While the company had been valued at $47 billion, based on the last cash infusion by Softbank, in recent days its underwriters settled on something closer to $15 billion. Not surprisingly, this led to the CEO/Co-Founder resigning but staying on as non-executive chairman.

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Target: A Gutsy Decision in the Face of Prevailing Wisdom

During the period of 2015 -16, Target was in a serious decline. The stock price went from the $84 per share range in early 2015 to $64 by late 2016. As pointed out by Fortune magazine recently, Target was being outflanked by Walmart and others in the retail sector price wars, particularly in apparel, where most of its older brands no longer had enough appeal to draw customers away from cheaper rivals.

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Neil Cavuto Interview: Google Must Understand Consumer Concerns

Here is the link to the broadcast interview I did today with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business News regarding the growing antitrust efforts focused primarily on Google and Facebook.  

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