How to be a CEO in the New World

We at Social Content Group think Bing Gordon has an important message for any CEO out there.

In the video below, Bing Gordon discusses his thoughts on how to be a CEO in the era of the “consumer internet”, which is a completely different era than the first big Dot Com boom. Everything is social these days by default, and Bing Gordon is a master in the field. This is a keynote address from the 2011 Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit.

One of the most brilliant minds in consumer internet today is Bing Gordon, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 2008, and watches over the sFund, which is dedicated to all things social.

Here is our faverate new word from the video.

meritocracy [mer-i-tok-ruh-see] noun, plural -cies.

  1. an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth.
  2. system in which such persons are rewarded and advanced: The dean believes the educational system should be a meritocracy.
  3. leadership by able and talented persons.

At around 19 minutes it’s not a short viewing but the knowledge he imparts is priceless. Listen while he talks about this new word and how to approach it from the prospective of a CEO.

Quote: Abolish 1 on 1 meetings. At 7:45 minutes

Quote: How to onboard new talent.  At 12:15 minutes

Quote: The hardest thing to learn is people skills. At 16:50 minutes

Quote: The new MEM of Social “news feed”.  At 22:11 minutes

Quote: I’m going to blast through this (self evaluation).  At 25:30 minutes


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