3) & then courage to stick to it as this article mentioned!
"One might think that in a world of soaring CEO salaries, the high pay would have produced innovative and courageous leaders who both know and do the right thing for the long-term well-being of their enterprises. But that's not what goes on. For the most part, CEOs hire outside experts to help them benchmark — as though you could benchmark your way to the top. And they pay way too much attention to business pundits and analysts who are great at commenting on what has gone on but poor prognosticators of the future (if I had a dollar for every person who has written Apple off in the past as being irrelevant in the market, I could retire).
Founder/CEO of GamBond®, (creating new billion/trillion $ financial vertical) (essentially we guarantee companies that do not fail by monitoring their cash flow+cash reserve vs outstanding risks vs market & industry benchmark) Yup, provide a real alternative for companies of being rated, listed or audited.
As a hobby, I focus on highest level of networking with CXOs (CEO,CFO,CIO/CTO, Snr. HR directors of firms with £3m+/$5m+ profits min.) across all sectors, verticals and countries.
Strategist: Board Advisor to mid market firms to capitalise on cross industry niches from devising strategy to market expansions (from Financial, FMCGs, to social gaming gambling TV/ Entertainment industries).