Why CEOs Are So Boring

Henry James once wrote that a novelist has only one obligation, “to be interesting.” I’ve sometimes approached being a CEO in the same way, straining when in public to compare Redfin to a penguin devoured by a leopard seal, a public-square streaker, a second-tier basketball player. I said what I really felt, but I also tried… Read More

How to Be

I just had lunch with a retired airline CEO, as part of a personal-training program Madrona’s Paul Goodrich put together to ensure Redfin folks learn how to build our little company into a juggernaut. It was fantastic. Half an hour before the lunch, I decided to ride my bicycle home to change into nice pants. We… Read More