Bush & Baker: The Story of Two “Texas Titans”

A conversation with Charles Denyer In Texas Titans, Charles Denyer tells the story of the longstanding friendship and political partnership of George Herbert Walker Bush and James Addison Baker III. It was an alliance that began on a Houston tennis court in the 1960s and ended with Bush’s passing in 2018, with Baker at his […]Read More

Episode 64: Getting the Right People on the Bus

An organization is nothing without great, talented employees—and the CEO leads the way in bringing that talent on board. This week, Joel talks about mastering the continuous process of recruiting, and how that’s very different from basic “hiring.” Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

The Collector: A Conversation with Howard Rachofsky

Howard and Cindy Rachofsky live in no ordinary house. It is more “an investigation into all of the possibilities of house,” in the words of its designer, the modernist architect Richard Meier. The Rachofsky House — a three-story, 10,000-square-foot white cube in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas — is home to one of the […]Read More

The Zconomy Is Here: A Conversation with Jason Dorsey and

Every time a new generation arises, the established generations start to chatter: What are these young people going to be like as workers, as consumers, as members of society? What are their unique traits? And what about them annoys the heck out of us? Right now, these newcomers are Generation Z, born roughly between 1997 […]Read More

Episode 61: Using the Management Tool: Common Mistakes

In the previous episode, we’ve discussed the three tools of the CEO: management, leadership, and coaching. This week, Joel discusses common mistakes leaders make when using the management tool. It’s often looked upon as somehow less interesting or important than the other tools—though that’s definitely not the case. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More

Mortgaging Your Monet

Bank of America’s Evan Beard on the Burgeoning World of Art Services Where does the inherent value of art come from? As managing director of Fine Art Services for Bank of America Private Bank, Evan Beard hasn’t quite solved this philosophical quandary. But that hasn’t stopped him from pioneering a group at Bank of America […]Read More

What We’re Reading

“I just sit in my office and read all day,” Warren Buffett said once. This is a bit of Buffett’s trademark modesty to be sure, but nevertheless, most of the best leaders of our time have also been avid readers. Business and leadership guides, business memoirs, popular history books — and even novels — often […]Read More

Episode 60: The Limited Power of the CEO Role

We often think of CEOs as being nearly all-powerful within the organization . . . but that’s definitely not the case. The CEO bears great responsibility while exercising less direct control than most people think. This week, Joel discusses how to manage this unique situation. Sponsored by: Texas Mutual Insurance CompanyRead More