October 17, 2018

Our company was recently acquired by a private equity firm.  We are a well-run, consistently profitable business in a high growth market space.  So why introduce private equity at this stage?  Why not reinvest in the business to drive growth?  Because while business leaders oft...

February 16, 2018

Performance reviews are changing and will eventually be obsolete.  The long, tedious process most organizations endure for the purposes of documenting performance, providing formal feedback, establishing compensation and rating people will continue to evolve with more contempor...

October 31, 2017

Interwork is a specialty cyber security distributor with operations in the US and Canada. They serve over 2,000 Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Solution Providers by providing fast, expert service; and partner with leading security manufacturers who rely on them to help recrui...

July 28, 2017

Every leader should feel a great sense of responsibility to the people that are contributing to an organization’s vision, mission, and overall success.  However, there are 2 fundamental responsibilities of a leader that cannot be overlooked or under estimated:

1) Build their res...

February 3, 2017

I’ve spent the last 20 years trying to make businesses faster – small and large alike.  I’ve worked with slow businesses – small and large alike, too.  I’ve learned through the process that while most CEOs and senior leaders correctly expend energy on the BIG idea that will dri...

August 12, 2016

An Executive Strategy for Any Career

Are you looking to break through the next barrier for taking your career or your organization to another level of value?  You will learn a simple strategy that has a higher probability of success with a lower perceived risk that will build th...

February 12, 2016

We live in the “trust” economy.  Trust is the foundation of business-building and the desired outcome of establishing good relationships with your partners, peers, employers, customers, teams, and the brands that you endorse every day.  

The speed, quality, and quantit...

December 29, 2015

This is a new term I created while reflecting upon an industry event.  It essentially summarizes all that I’ve learned while reading the book “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi and builds on the common phrase “the size of your income is a result of the size of your network.”...

August 26, 2015

The engaged organization is the aligned organization. If we compare the human body to an organization for a moment, we can suggest that the head is leadership, the heart is its people, the organs are the functional teams, and its customers are the blood that flow throughout. We...

May 11, 2015


Many business leaders struggle with leveraging technology as a strategy to build their business and take it to the next level, especially in mature industries. In the context of business growth strategies, Leaders need to ask different questions about their business, such as w...

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About Joe Graci

Joe Graci is a highly-focused, collaborative and disciplined business leader with a passion for accelerating the growth of mid-market+ technology businesses and building stable business structures to support that growth. Joe achieves this by leveraging technology, reducing complexity and mobilizing and aligning partnerships, people, products, and process.

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Five Pillar BUILD Model™

April 29, 2015

The Five Pillar BUILD Model allows leaders to leverage technology, reduce complexity and mobilize and align partnerships, people, products, and proce...

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Great CEO’s And How They Are Made 
by John Wilson 


How Google Works 
by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg


Never Eat Alone 
by Keith Ferrazzi


Successful Acquisitions 
by David Braun


Atomic Habits

by James Clear

The Right Decision Every Time 
by Luda Kopeikina


The Effective Executive 
by Peter Drucker


The First 90 Days 
by Michael Watkins


The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team 
by Patrick Lencioni

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