Bob's Gutsy Leadership Blog

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:

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Learn from Tesla: Don’t Respond Defensively!

Very recently a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Tesla Models S and X owners alleging the automaker continues to ignore suspension safety issues. The suit claims Tesla not only failed in its duty as an automaker to ensure owners’ safety, but it actively worked to cover the problem up. The problem specifically concerns […]

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Neil Cavuto Interview: The Silicon Valley Exodus

Check out my interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business.  It focuses on the reasons why a growing number of tech companies are leaving California, and Silicon Valley in particular, and moving to states such as Texas. 

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Quibi: Ignoring Your Target Customers = Quick Demise!

Quibi, a streaming service for smartphones that offered original shows with short five to ten-minute-long episodes, was launched in early April this year.  The founder and board chairman of this company was a famous former Disney executive and founder of the studio DreamWorks SKG. The President was a highly regarded former CEO of HP and […]

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Keurig Dr Pepper – Beating Coke, Pepsi, and Starbucks!

For a long time, the world of cold and hot beverages has been dominated by Coke, Pepsi and Starbucks.  But along with the pandemic came a surprising new player, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), who’s businesses are booming. Dr Pepper, who has a stable of many soft drinks including Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, A&W Root Beer, […]

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Airbnb – Saved by the Virus, Speed, and Decisiveness!

Prior to the virus, Airbnb was quite successful, but the 39-year-old CEO and co-founder was frustrating Wall Street by constantly putting off an IPO, thus blocking investors from, at long last, cashing out some of their holdings.  The delays were aggravating since there were several less-attractive start-ups that were launching IPO’s.   Adding further frustration, […]

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Neil Cavuto Interview: Tech companies should focus on customers, not short-term stock price

Here is a link to my interview today with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business regarding the earnings reports of the tech giants and the antitrust situation those companies find themselves in.

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Amazon: A Rare Strategic Mistake?

Whole Foods’ first store opened in 1978 in Austin, Texas.   National expansion began in earnest in 1984 and it has grown to 500 stores in North America.    In October of 2017 it was acquired by Amazon. Whole Foods’ amazing growth was due to three points of differentiation that it used to attract its […]

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Wisdom from Steve Jobs: Create a Reality Distortion Field!

Back in 2006 when Apple was developing the iPhone, Steve Jobs decided that while the original plan was for the iPhone to have a plastic screen, like the iPod, it would feel much more elegant and substantive if the screen was glass.  He set about finding a glass that would be strong and resistant to […]

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Netflix – Matching Management Practices to the Business

With people stuck at home, it is no surprise that Netflix is having a great year.  On the other hand, there is a whole bunch of new streaming options, such as Disney+, that are also thriving.  You would expect them to be taking some business away from Netflix, but instead, it has seen revenue climb […]

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How to Create an Environment of Achievement

Strong leaders push consistently to make sure their people and organizations are focused on achieving something of significance. An environment of achievement requires an exciting vision and clear plans to make it happen. It requires well-understood measures so that there is pressure to perform and to see those measures demonstrate genuine progress. It requires accurate matching of people to jobs to maximize impact.

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