THRUUE POINTS BLOG

Summer Reading and Chatting Culture with an “Original”

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

This spring, I attended a talk with Wharton professor of psychology and New York Times writer Adam Grant about his new book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In an hour-long dialogue with fellow author Daniel Pink, Grant shared dozens of the examples of originality that he sculpted into his best-seller. Listening required deep concentration and my […]

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Interviewing Our Summer Interns

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

What it’s like to work for THRUUE: Insights from the Summer Interns This summer, we welcomed two analyst interns to the THRUUE Crew: Hasia White and Joshua Blatt, both recent graduates of the University of Richmond. Hasia graduated with a BA in international studies and geography. Joshua graduated with a BA in Leadership Studies and […]

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Celebrating the Fourth Year of THRUUE

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

While articles have been written and reliable frameworks created, there is no true blueprint for creating a company, building a brand, or attracting great people to join in a mission. Randomness has as much impact on an organization as does its stated goals or a clearly defined vision. This month marks the 4th anniversary of THRUUE. […]

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TALKING THE POWER OF CULTURE WITH THE RANE NETWORK

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

THRUUE believes that culture is a competitive differentiator, and we are not alone. High-performing organizations thoroughly know their cultures and give them sustained, detailed attention from the bottom up and the top down. But while 91% of CEOs believe that culture is important, only 15% believe their own organization’s culture is where it should be—all […]

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A Blueprint for Successful CEO Transition

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

Over the past three years, THRUUE has offered executive briefings to busy C-suite leaders in both for- and not-for-profit sectors. This month, we are pleased to share the publication of our first official THRUUE MEMORANDUM. Similar to a white paper, this memo distills what we have learned from successful (and not-so-successful) CEO transitions. While the […]

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Culture and Strategy: The Bike Ride

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

We are big fans of HBR and are delighted that the cover story this month features the headline “You can’t fix culture.” Examining several mergers as examples, the article argues that culture comes along after leaders get their big ideas right and strategies come to life. The article’s introduction explains, “in every case, when the […]

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Strategy & Culture: It takes both to win

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

The interrelationship between strategy (“the choices leaders make to win”) and culture (“the way things are done around here”) can either create value or undermine success for an organization. This interrelationship demands sustained leadership and board level attention, which it too rarely receives before a problem surfaces. Take Volkswagen— the most recent example of a […]

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14 Years After 9/11, I Remain Hopeful

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

I was sitting at my desk in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working on a proposal with my colleague, John Devanney, when the first news arrived. A young coworker called from lower Manhattan moments after the first plane hit the first tower. She would be late to the office, she told John, as “debris was falling all over the […]

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Slow Summer Reading

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

What the Wright Brothers (and Sister) Teach Us About Innovation and Character Five years ago inside the Library of Congress, I was handed a tiny, black leather-bound diary open to Orville Wright’s thoughts from September 1903. Both he and Wilbur were meticulous documenters as they worked to realize their dream of flight. Holding Orville’s diary prompted […]

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The “secret sauce” in a high-performing culture

By Daniel Forrester, CEO

THRUUE has long believed that culture is the great differentiator in today’s marketplace. Every product and service is quickly proven to be a commodity, while culture can’t be copied or imported from one group to the next. You can study Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Apple, or others all you want. You can read an endless flow […]

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THRUUE Sr. Analyst Jonelle Lesniak on "Work and Life with @StewFriedman" She talks #culture #reflection & #THRUUE https://t.co/yfobQ6PZoV 
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Check out Sr. Analyst Jonelle Lesniak on "Work and Life with @StewFriedman" She talks #culture #reflection & #THRUUE https://t.co/YFNWTGUnqu 
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Way to go, Jonelle! Your reflection is unparalleled and we are lucky to have you on the #THRUUE team! #culture https://t.co/8YlcVrVWKX 

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