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David Lenhardt, President & Chief Operating Officer, PetSmart

Rhoda Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Great Clips

Robert Meyer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA Research International, Founder of FIRST

Rick Smith, Cofounder, CEO and Director, Taser International

Barry J. Giarraputo, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Doug Parker, Chairman & CEO, US Airways

Scott Davis, Senior Vice President & Chief Concept Officer, Panera Bread Company

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  • Why It’s Important To Have A 10th Man In Your Organization

    In a pivotal scene in the thriller, World War Z, the Mossad Director, Jurgan Wormbraun, tells Brad Pitt that a key to their success was having a unique person in their organization, the 10th man.  As he noted, “It’s the duty of the 10th man to disagree.” While few organization experience anything as cataclysmic as… Read more

  • 3 Steps To Increase The Success Of Charity

    In the spirit of the recent AzBL presentation by the representatives of Goodwill International & Goodwill of Central Arizona, I can’t help thinking of their success story compared to the suffering of many nonprofits that are constantly at death’s doorstep.  It may be that there are too many charitable causes competing for donations in our… Read more

  • 3 Thoughts On The Myth Of Self-Esteem

    The myth is as follows:  once we have increased our self-esteem then we are in the position where we can face the emotional and physical challenges of a potential failure. The problem with this myth: it assumes that failure is the negative event and it’s not – most failure provides necessary learning for greater future… Read more


Chuck Ribbe Charles Ribbe, CPA, CGMA Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Western Regional Medical Center

Charles (Chuck) Ribbe, CPA, CGMA is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Western Regional Medical Center. He has more than 20 years of experience as a CFO/Controller in hospital and physician practice operations. His expertise in start-up operations and accounting system implementation led him to CTCA as its first Vice… Read more