Renee’s latest words of wisdom……

June 20th, 2017

Now that I write a national, bi-monthly column for The Business Journals, I have (mostly) stopped writing blog posts, but you can click here to see all of my columns, including the most recent, Is your company ready for robots?

I hope you find the information useful!


Should employees buy the company?

January 9th, 2017

Select consultants based on their RESULTS.

July 31st, 2016

3 Critical CEO Attributes

May 1st, 2016

Although different companies may require different qualifications at different times, the following key attributes are essential no matter what the situation.

Every CEO must be able to

  1. Create, with input from appropriate management team members, a carefully conceived written plan
  2. Recruit and retain the right people
  3. Ensure that the company has in place a sound system for ensuring accountability throughout the organization

Preparing a list of qualifications for a new CEO? Be sure that these three attributes are in the “must have” column. Without them, the entity will flounder.

SFMOMA — Aaron Marcus

April 20th, 2016

When SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, now the largest museum of its kind in the U.S., reopens on May 14th after three years of renovations, one of the exhibits, Typeface to Interface, will be anchored by a major gift from graphic designer and collector Aaron Marcus, my lifelong friend and the boy with whom I had my first date. In addition to 28 pieces from his personal collection, 21 of his own works of graphic design, computer art, and visible language art will be part of the exhibit. (May 14th – October 23rd)

I never miss a visit to MOMA when I visit New York. Sounds like SFMOMA will now be on my “must see” list whenever I visit San Francisco!

If you visit the museum, I would love to know what you think! From the news reports and photos, it sounds like the building, itself, will be worth seeing!

Below, a piece from Aaron’s series Cybernetic Landscapes and a photo of Aaron, himself.

from Cybernetic Landscapes, A. MarcusAaron Marcus

An interesting statistic

April 17th, 2016

As of December 31, 2015, the international Turnaround Management Association (TMA) reported that there were 487 Certified Turnaround Professionals (CTP) worldwide.  Of those, only 24 of us are women.