Posts Categorized: News

Merrick Furst: Entrepreneurs – Bold Visionaries or Bean Counters?

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Are entrepreneurs bold visionaries who make their dreams a reality or bean counters who test and adjust details to fit their customer’s needs? Merrick Furst, Georgia Tech Distinguished Professor and founder of Flashpoint will share his unique approach to start up success as part of our OneBigIdea Series on May 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm…. Read more »

In Case You Missed It…

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If you missed the Atlanta CEO Council event at Junior Achievement’s Chick-Fil-A Discovery Center,  you missed a terrific evening. More than 100 people toured the Center, bid on special Silent Auction items, and enjoyed networking. Experience it through this short video.      

#OBISeries March 3: Quality of Life Is Talent Magnet

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Recent news has not been kind to the metro Atlanta area. We’ve taken hits for “snowpocalypse” and a recent remark from Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed emphasized a statistic that most of the tech community already knows: 50% of Georgia Tech grads leave town. The Atlanta CEO Council is working to expand our members’ exposure to… Read more »

Snapshot of a Day at Junior Achievement

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If anyone wonders why the Atlanta CEO Council is involved in Junior Achievement, spend a day in JA’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center and you will quickly understand. At a recent update for sponsors, we heard about the impact the Center is having on students, companies and the volunteers involved. From the students dressing up as their… Read more »

The Co-Founder Trap – Don’t Get Caught

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Many startups begin during a brainstorming session among two friends. The emotions are intense; you cannot wait to get started. 80 hour work weeks, shared failures and being broke create solidarity in purpose. But something happens when the company becomes profitable. Some partners want double the effort and some want to double their paycheck. Benevolence is not a universal… Read more »