The CEO of a Fortune 500 company is a rare breed.
His wealth, combined with his status, makes him a prime candidate to become a corporate insider.
So how can an insider be so valuable?
Here are five secrets that an insider can share with you:He is a master of his craft.
An insider knows how to use every tool at his disposal to improve his company and its reputation.
An insider can be trusted.
An internal conflict of interest can cause a CEO to lose control of his company.
An employee has a strong vision.
An employee who has a clear vision can create a culture where people work well together.
An outsider can help.
An outsider can create opportunities for the employee.
An outside investor has a stake in the company.
An outside investor can take ownership of the company, the product, or its future.
An insiders stake in a company can create leverage that can allow it to attract new investors.
An insiders team has a solid track record.
An outsiders team can be better, more successful, or less risky than an insiders team.
An outsourcer is smart.
An outsourcers team can create value through partnerships, sales, or product development.
An outsiders team has strong management skills.
An Outsourcers Team can be successful in their role.
An Outsourcer can take the risk of the insiders.
An entrepreneur can build a company that competes on price, performance, and profitability.
An entrepreneurs team has the ability to develop a business plan that can grow the company into a profitable business.
An innovator can lead a team of employees to solve a problem.
An inventor can build an innovative product or service.
An innovator is skilled at creating a product or technology that solves a problem for their own benefit.
An investor can make a deal with an insider.
An investor can give an insider a cash infusion that will result in a long-term business investment.
An advisor can give a insider advice.
An advisor can be a trusted confidant.
An associate can work for an insider who has strong ties to the company or its executives.
An adviser can create an insider relationship that can lead to an insider position.
An administrator can make decisions for an employee.
An administrator can take care of an insider or give them an opportunity to get paid.
An owner can make the decision to close an existing business.
An owner can also make the same decision to open a new business.
The most important skill an insider has is a strong team.
An Insider has a team that can help them achieve their goals and thrive.
This article is from the September 2012 issue of Vice News.