Dear Professor Bahrami,
Thank you for a fascinating panel on CEO Succession Planning at Stanford recently
( https://www.law.stanford.edu/event/2014/06/02/ceo-succession-planning-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly ). I found your contributions most edifying.
While I haven't followed Mozilla's CEO succession process (your good example), and how they've planned for this over the years, Creative Commons' ( https://creativecommons.org/ ) succession process with their recent new CEO, Ryan Merkel from Canada, following on outgoing CEO Cathy Casserly, seems to have been the outcome of deliberative consideration by a focused CC board, with possibly Larry Lessig playing an important role among other Board Members. I write this only as a distant observer. Interestingly, Paul Brest is the Chair of Creative Commons organization presently, and former Dean of the Stanford Law School - https://creativecommons.org/board - and yesterday's panel was held in the Stanford building named after him. While CC organizations themselves seem possibly to be able to be more mission-focused in a way not necessarily complicated by the profit-focus of non CC companies, as founder and CEO of World University and School, I am not an expert in these questions, but wonder also whether other thoughts came to your mind about my question about particularities of CC organizations and CEO succession planning after the panel?
Startup CC World University and School, like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, seeks to be in all 7,106 languages and 242 countries, with CC (so free also) - and also planning to accredit - online Bachelor, Ph.D., law and MD degrees in large languages. Here, for example, is the beginning "Persian language" World University and School wiki subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Persian_language (check out the links to other open WUaS wiki schools and universities 2/3rds of the way down) - and the beginning "Iran" World University and School wiki subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Iran_(Islamic_Republic_of) - at World University. And here is MIT OCW's "Persian language" OpenCourseWare so far - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/persian/. WUaS would like to offer MIT OCW-centric Bachelor, Ph.D., law and MD degrees in Persian, as well as possibly International Baccalaureate high school diplomas in Persian, as well.
All the best,
Thank you for a fascinating panel on CEO Succession Planning at Stanford yesterday
( https://www.law.stanford.edu/event/2014/06/02/ceo-succession-planning-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly ). I found your contributions very edifying. Let's stay in touch about Int and your great examples of former CEOs moving to the Board there.
Here's the Business Management wiki subject page at World University and School -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Business_Management - with multiple business courses from MIT OCW and their Sloan School of Management as well as some from Yale OYC, and it's editable as wiki. But there aren't any courses or sections of courses I've found that are on CEO succession planning. While there is one mention of succession planning here in a Project Management example -http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/civil-and-environmental-engineering/1-040-project-management-spring-2009/lecture-notes/MIT1_040s09_lec19.pdf - where succession planning occurs in the HR department; I've added this to the "Business Management" wiki subject page at WUaS. In Quaker-informed World University and School, and in terms of decision-making process as culture, this would occur via the nomination's committee, which would oversee HR, and eventually for the head clerk, which is a functional CEO at WUaS, as well.
Startup CC World University and School, like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, seeks to be in all 7,106 languages and 242 countries, with CC (so free also), and is also planning to accredit online Bachelor, Ph.D., law and MD degrees in large languages (as well as IB High School degrees), seeking our first undergraduate class matriculating in the autumn of 2015, applying this autumn.
Looking forward to staying in touch.
All the best,