Future-Focused Google Jigsaw CEO Shares Leadership Lessons from Presidential History
09 Apr 2019
What has a future-focused tech CEO learned from Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt? Google Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen’s newest New York Times best-seller, Accidental Presidents, looks to history to capture invaluable lessons in leadership.
Featured as an April Read by Vanity Fair, tech CEO by day and historian by night Jared Cohen’s latest New York Times best-seller is packed with deep insights into what makes—and doesn’t make—a successful leader. Cohen, who is the CEO and founder of Jigsaw, the tech incubator within Google’s parent company, Alphabet (ranked #1 think tank in the world), is usually counted on to forecast the future at one of the world’s most innovative companies. This deep dive into history may seem against type until you consider that he is also a former advisor to two Secretaries of State and a Rhodes Scholar. “As commanders in chief, these presidents faced the same challenges confronted by business leaders, but with the high stakes associated with the most important office in the land,” he says.
Cohen and Accidental Presidents have captured much media attention, prompting multiple appearances this week. Today, Cohen is scheduled for CNBC’s Squawk Box, followed by Fox News’ Rundown podcast and Dana Perino’s Book Club on Fox Nation. Wednesday morning, he’ll join Joe & Mika on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, speak to a global audience on BBC World Impact, and appear on Dana Perino’s Daily Briefing on Fox News. The author and CEO will cap off the week on Sunday on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS.