Kevin Compton, Founder Radar Partners: A Palo Alto Principle Investment Firm from The Honor Foundation on Vimeo.
Kevin Compton is the Co-Founder of Radar Partners and a noted Silicon Valley leader. He has been a close advisor to THF and our Founder, Joe Musselman, since 2013. As part of the THF NEXT Speaker Series, Kevin shared his insights on leadership and the modern pace of change with our Fellows.
As Kevin noted, the rate of change in the business world has accelerated dramatically in recent years. While some might feel this makes it impossible to catch up, Kevin views this as quite the opposite and sees a tremendous silver lining for THF Fellows.
“Things have been moving so fast that if you are out of the flow – for example, serving our nation as you all have – you’re not behind.” He stressed that it is far more important to catch the next wave than it is to ride the last one. “What was a good idea 18 months ago is often not a good idea today.”
More importantly, the result is a world where the pace of change means leadership matters more than ever. He offered six key observations about how to become a great, modern leader: