I am sure we can all agree that running a company is not an easy task. But, being brought in to run a company in distress – that seems like a nearly impossible endeavor. But not for Eric Kish. In this latest episode of ae2 we talk to Kish, an accomplished CEO, author, and speaker, about his work over the last couple of decades running and turning around 12 distressed companies across five industries in an average time frame of just 18 months.
In this interview, Kish shares the details of his systematic approach to getting companies not just back on their feet, but often back to being a thriving organization. He also discusses the philosophy and methodology behind intent-driven management and how to build and run scalable organizations (the subject of one of the books he has published). He also touches on some interesting tactics he is using to scale his current company, Nanoramic Laboratories, an organization that develops advanced technologies for energy storage and thermal management applications.
To learn more about how Kish approaches the art and science of business transformation check out this episode of ae2 below.
If you are unfamiliar with ae2, this Web series from Hiller Measurements is a long-form interview-style program that explores thought leaders at the “business end” of companies, creative works, and research. In each episode, Hiller Measurements’ President Jeff Olsen explores the creative drive, personal motivations, and stories of perseverance of visionaries who are still “in the hunt.
Through ae2, our aim is to find the business model in the engineering mind, the drive and technique a gifted artist is developing, and the impact for good that outweighs the personal risk taken on by bold business creators. Overall, the goal of our series is to inspire viewers to step out, build, and create.