CEO Blogs

A sampling of CEO blogs in no particular order:

1.Craig Newmark

2. Mark Cuban
Owner, Dallas Mavericks

3.Ross Mayfield
CEO, Socialtext

4. Matt Blumberg
CEO, Return Path

5. Alan Meckler
CEO, Jupiter Media

6. Kevin Lynch
Chief Software Architect, Adobe

7. Robin Hopper
CEO, Founder – iUpload

9. Jason Calacanis (CEO, Weblogs)

10. John Dragoon (CMO, Novell)

11. Bob Parsons, CEO, founder,

12. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods

This post includes Mackey’s thoughts on “Why blog?”:

13. Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems

Exceprts from Schwartz’s blog:

7/2007: “I’d love it if we one day eliminated the term “blogging” from the web lexicon (and that we stopped pursuing “CEO’s who blog.”).”

10/2006: “So a couple years ago, when I first started blogging, I and our illustrious general counsel were far less worried about what I was saying, than where I was saying it. For example, I couldn’t use my blog to announce our quarterly performance, or disclose a material transaction. I had to use a press release, or a conference call (with a telephone operator, no less!).

9/2006: “I’m committed to providing more transparency about our business – as much as I can, within realistic (and fiduciary) limits. But this is a harder problem than it might first appear. Here’s an example..”

8/2006: “As you know, I’m a big believer in the transparency blogging drives for me and Sun.”

4/2006: “So to answer the obvious, for those that have asked the question, ‘as CEO, will you continue blogging?’ Absolutely yes – count on it.”

Some difficult advice from Seth Godin that can definitely apply to CEO blogs.

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CEO Blogs