Sitting in a wooden chair on a back porch is the best place to ponder a question. The best time is sunset, as one more day ends in a life best suited for living. It’s civilized. To find a moment to ruminate, well, that’s just fine. You don’t need an app—or anything at all, really—to get some thinking done. Don’t let godless men like Sam Harris fool you.
Unfortunately, some questions must be answered within a newsletter. That’s what brings me to your inbox today. With your permission, I’d like to attempt to answer the question posed in the subject line. I know you’ve never asked yourself this question on a back porch, but maybe tonight, that will change. Wouldn’t that be something?
Over the past year, we’ve been forming meaningful partnerships, testing various forms of content, and building a robust website (as well as iOS and Android apps) that can house the world’s most influential CEOs and leaders. We find ourselves in a good spot. As a result, March is shaping up to be a big month for CEO.com.
Starting this month, we’ll publish exclusive, one-of-a-kind essays written by the world’s most prominent CEOs and leaders. We want to do for leaders what The Players’ Tribune did for athletes: provide a platform for CEOs and leaders to connect directly with their peers, in their own words. You will be blown away by the legends across industries that will share their wisdom and stories exclusively with the CEO.com community.
Since we launched, we’ve built a subscriber list of more than 50,000 leaders. (If you’re reading this, you’re one of those leaders.) There are a number of revenue models one might implement for a business like CEO.com. You might put everything behind a paywall, invent controversy and division to generate clicks, or push a certain ideology so hard that it becomes synonymous with your brand. We don’t begrudge those who give things like that a shot. It just doesn’t sound like a good use of our time.
We intend to become the publication written and read by the world’s most influential CEOs and leaders. Once we reach that milestone, we plan to launch an invitation-only version of the community platform we’ve been building for over a year.
Beginning next week, our newsletter will be delivered to your inbox twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday mornings). It will explore the trending news, topics, and discourse within the business and tech community. The CEO.com Show will also be published on those days. You can subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
Finally, we will be hosting a number of virtual events with incredible leaders. Attendees will be able to ask questions and participate in the conversation. The first one is this Friday.
Here are our next four events and links to register (no cost, be a subscriber):
Analytics Ventures Managing Partner Navid Alipour: Investing In The Future Of Artificial Intelligence | Wed, Mar 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
Content Inc. Bestselling Author Joe Pulizzi: Build Massive Audiences And Radically Successful Businesses | Fri, Mar 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
Autonomous Solutions CEO Mel Torrie: How AI and Machine Learning Robotics Can Drive a Business Forward | Mon, Mar 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor: The Future of AI | Wed, Apr 5, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST
The CEO.com project holds a special place in my heart. I hope you’ll join us on this journey with the thousands of remarkable CEOs and leaders already part of this community. If this doesn’t sound appealing, now would be a good time to exit the ride. No hard feelings. We’ll see you down the line.
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