In this episode, Tim Glomb and Richard Jones chat with Scott McNealy regarding advice business leaders need to consider during the COVID-19 crisis. And Scott should know — as the former CEO of Sun Microsystems, he has weathered many storms in his years. He has some excellent perspective and advice for leaders in challenging times. Some highlights:
3:40: The dot.com boom… before the bust
9:40: The emotional rollercoaster and saying “No!”
13:12: The moment the crash happened, what do you do? Focus on branches, not the leaves.
19:50: Flattened the org, seize the opportunities.
24:55: Does the global nature of COVID-19 level the crisis playing field for all businesses?
31:20: Dot.com hysteria and media and the ‘hoardemic’.
35:50: The infodemic in COVID-19.
39:10: Approaching decisions on budget in a free fall. Own your ‘make/buy’ decisions every day to be prepared.
43:11: Curriki.org, an open-source platform for education: https://www.curriki.org/
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