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Fifty Things I’ve Learned

In honor of CIO’s 50th issue, Editor-in-Chief Kip McDaniel shares lessons from the last seven years.


Chief Investment Officer | June 29, 2016


The Chief Investment Officer magazine's article, “Fifty Things I’ve Learned,” features Russell Reynolds Associates consultant Deb Brown as a power broker in the industry. The article is excerpted below.  ​​

In honor of CIO’s 50th issue, Editor-in-Chief Kip McDaniel shares lessons from the last seven years. 

Fifty issues later, my official qualifications remain unchanged, but our editorial staff (now numbering five), our support network, our advertising base, what we produce, and our industry knowledge have expanded exponentially. And if repetition perfects, then I’m at least on the path: I estimate the number of interviews, formal and informal, I’ve had the pleasure of conducting over these seven years is nearly 2,000.

This is what I’ve learned: 

  • Executive recruiters are the true power brokers of this industry. There is no CIO I know who won’t pick up a call from Deb Brown, Jane Marcus, or David Barrett.

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Fifty Things I’ve Learned