Each month, “Anschuetz on Leadership” episodes will look at unique ways that business can approach leadership. Christian Anschuetz is an adventurer, explorer, entrepreneur, United States Marine Corps Captain (not on active duty), and highly inspirational leader. He’s been the CIO of one of the world’s largest advertising firms, CDO of a global safety and supply-chain company, and founded a nonprofit to help connect military veterans with business leaders for mutually beneficial outcomes. He’s currently building his own house, teaching at the Yale School of Management, and starting a couple of new businesses.
The Big Themes:
- Digital question marks left and right: It’s the old Boston Consulting Group matrix. Figuring out how to regenerate and develop their future cash cows.
- Everybody’s innovative: Most firms are incrementally innovative vs. transformationally innovative. To create this muscle allows me to keep up with the market.
- The path to extinction: The withering on the vine is pretty apparent. Can these leaders be bold enough to say the very things that take their companies down a different path?
- We started with this notion of the word: The word is “I.” An incredibly powerful word but where does “I” come from?
The Big Quote: “In terms of universal truth, this is one that struck me as something I’ve encountered quite a bit in the last number of weeks.”
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Christian Anschuetz is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2021. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.
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