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:

A Key Business Learning of 2019!

2019 saw some very big names in the world of investing and finance end up with quite red faces as they got seduced to investing in weak business models with even weaker managements.  Here are the two prime examples that have dominated the business news in 2019! Uber – Numerous financial giants invested in this […]

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Mornings with Maria interview: Outlook on technology for the new year

Here is a link to an interview I did last week on ”Mornings with Maria” on the Fox Business network.  It covers a variety of topics such as antitrust in the tech industry, artificial intelligence, IPO’s in the future, and the learnings from Uber and WeWork. You can watch the interview by clicking here.

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IBM Board of Directors: Prestigious, Non-Technical, and Asleep

IBM, the once-storied technology company, has become a laggard when the world is seeing rapid technological advancements. Since 2010, the stock price has increase +4%, while the S&P 500 has increased +188%. Even more embarrassing, the other industry veterans Apple, Microsoft, Intel and Oracle grew +792%, +414%, +177%, and +128% respectively.

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