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We're privileged to serve thousands of successful businesses and work directly with their inspiring leaders. Here are some of their best tips for success.
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Aterian’s Michael Fieldstone “cracks open the coconut”
How does an investor in his early thirties open a private equity firm during the great recession, navigate a pandemic, and not just survive but thrive? Here’s how Aterian Co-Founder Michael Fieldstone turns companies in transition into success stories.
Jim Proppe
Article November 24, 2020 6 min read
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Four questions leaders need to consider today (and what these unique execs think about them)
At the 2019 Plante Moran Executive Forum, our Learn from Leaders panel brought together diverse executives from industry-leading organizations to discuss innovation, bridging the age gap, and getting candid with staff. Break out your notepad — you’ll want to write this down.
Jim Proppe
Article January 14, 2020 5 min read
Learn from Leaders National Nail.
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Nailing it: National Nail’s Scott Baker on character-based culture
As president and CEO of National Nail, Scott Baker led its renovation from a small distributor of fasteners into a global manufacturer of patented solutions. At the heart of the turnaround was a cultural makeover as innovative as its products.
Jim Proppe
Blog October 22, 2019 5 min read
Cross border mergers
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The Motz Corporation CEO Joe Motz on the value of vulnerability
Whether building world-class sports fields or riding a bicycle 6,500 miles for charity, Joe Motz, CEO of The Motz Corporation, is making a difference in people’s lives doing what he loves to do.
Jim Proppe
Article September 24, 2019 4 min read

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