CEO Blogs

I think Thomas Jefferson, whose invention made a copy of every letter he wrote by hand, would understand a leader’s need to express his vision with the written word.
– Anne Giles Clelland, founder of Handshake 2.0


CEO Blogs by Men


1.Craig Newmark
CEO,Craigslist
http://www.cnewmark.com/


2. Mark Cuban
Owner, Dallas Mavericks
http://blogmaverick.com/


3.Ross Mayfield
CEO, Socialtext
http://ross.typepad.com/


4. Matt Blumberg
CEO, Return Path
http://onlyonce.blogs.com/


5. Alan Meckler
CEO, Jupiter Media
http://weblogs.jupitermedia.com/meckler/


6. Kevin Lynch
Chief Software Architect, Adobe
http://www.klynch.com/


7. Robin Hopper
CEO, Founder – iUpload
http://hopper.iupload.com/


9. Jason Calacanis (CEO, Weblogs)
http://www.calacanis.com/


10. John Dragoon (CMO, Novell)
http://www.novell.com/company/blogs/cmo/


11. Bob Parsons, CEO, founder, GoDaddy.com
http://www.bobparsons.me/


12. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods
http://www2.wholefoodsmarket.com/blogs/jmackey/


This post includes Mackey’s thoughts on “Why blog?”:
http://www2.wholefoodsmarket.com/blogs/jmackey/2008/05/21/back-to-blogging/


13. Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/


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.”).”
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/the_end_of_ceo_blogging


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!).
Why?”
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/one_small_step_for_the


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..”
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/the_opacity_in_transparency


8/2006: “As you know, I’m a big believer in the transparency blogging drives for me and Sun.”
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/another_first


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.”
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/sunlight_is_the_best_disinfectant


CEO Blogs by Women


Carole Brown, Chair, Chicago Transit Authority
http://ctachair.blogspot.com/


Karen Christensen, CEO, Berkshire Publishing Group
http://www.berkshirepublishing.com/blog


Anne Stanton, President and CEO, The Norwich Group
http://thenorwichgroup.blogs.com/


Kirsten Osolind, CEO, re:invention, inc
http://reinventioninc.blogspot.com/


Lisa Meyers Brown, VP for Marketing, American Cancer Society’s Eastern Division
http://therhetoricofme.blogs.com/the_rhetoric_of_me/


Jim Estill, CEO, SYNNEX Canada Ltd
http://www.jimestill.com/


Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist
http://www.reputationxchange.blogspot.com/


Kathleen Gilroy, CEO, The Otter Group
http://otterlearn.typepad.com/blogkathleen/


Diane Greene, President, VMware, Inc
http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/blog/diane/


Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs
http://www.mpdailyfix.com/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/alorentz/mt32/plugins/Profiler/mt-profiler.cgi?author_id=2&tmpl=61


And, finally, some difficult advice from Seth Godin that can definitely apply to CEO blogs.



Mena Trott, Co-founder and President, Six Apart
http://www.sixapart.com/blog/menas-corner/



Anne Stanton, President and CEO, The Norwich Group


http://www.interminglingoutlooks.com/newsletters/index.html



Lisa Meyers Brown, VP for Marketing, American Cancer Society’s Eastern
Division


http://bloombergmarketing.blogs.com/bloomberg_marketing



Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist


http://reputationxchange.com/



Kathleen Gilroy, CEO, The Otter Group


http://www.fastforwardblog.com/?author_name=kgilroy


Note: This one isn’t as professional as the others, so I’m not sure it will
help.


Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs


http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/annhandley

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