Ingram's Magazine: April 2018


Kansas City’s Best in Thought Leadership

For much of its 44-year history, Ingram’s has opened its pages up to the most influential thought leaders in the regional business community, allowing them to directly address our readership with highly relevant, useful and actionable intelligence on vital business issues of the day. In…more

Reflections on 20 Years After 40 Under Forty

Being named one of 40 under Forty back in 1998 meant a lot to me for several reasons. The most flattering at the time was that Anita Gorman had nominated me. I hadn’t known her long, but I had, and…more

At the Intersection of Wealth and Leadership

I’m often asked what characteristics make a great leader. While all successful leaders have their own unique qualities, I believe there are few characteristics that all leaders share. Leaders recognize that they’re often not the smartest people in the room,…more

Buying Technology in an Ever-Evolving Marketplace

It can be tricky to predict exactly what the next must-have piece of technology will be. And if you oversee buying decisions for your company, it’s only going to become more challenging.  According to Gartner, the global market for enterprise…more

The More Things Change . . . Really?

As Ingram’s celebrates its 20th year of recognizing 40 Under Forty honorees, I too want to congratulate this year’s class, including the much-deserved recognition for Brian Baggott from Dentons. I was fortunate to be the recipient of this recognition back…more

Connections Are the Foundation of a Thriving City

Congratulations to Ingram’s 40 Under Forty honorees. This is an extraordinary recognition for the area’s top young executives, professionals and community leaders. I was honored to have been recognized by Ingram’s in the Class of 2004, and I am grateful…more

When Pigs Fly

Allow me to share a growth story. New Pig, a company that provides industrial cleaning supplies, was interested in refining its brand message. The leadership understood that in order to compete in the marketplace, they had to be truly different,…more

Q&A … With Neal Sharma

Q. What are the top mistakes execs make when trying to fabricate a digital presence for their companies? A. The biggest mistakes I see people make is they’re too insular, they’re too worried about their story or what they want…more

Alumnus of the Year

Greg Maday He was 37 years old when he earned a spot in the 40 Under Forty Class of 2002, and by that time, Greg Maday had already grown one company tenfold, sold it, and launched GEM Holdings, an asset-holding…more

The Proposal and the Sale Are Miles Apart

“Sounds good, send me a proposal.” How many times have you heard that? Too many. So you run back to your office, put together a proposal, send it to the prospect, and start the follow-up process (and the prayer vigil).…more

2018 Healthcare Industry Outlook Report

Cost, Quality Concerns Driving Powerful Innovations Seated: Greg Sweat, Blue KC (Chairman, host and sponsor); Corrine Everson, Research Medical Center, HCA Midwest Health. (Standing, left to right), Jason Spacek, BlueKC; John Staton, Olathe Health; Matt Tritz, Lockton Companies; Jill Watson, Centrus Health; Chad Moore, Blue KC; Jonathan Krass, CBIZ; Michelle…more

Features

40 Under Forty: Class of 2018

If you ever meet someone who claims to have been a member of Ingram’s 40 Under Forty Class of 1999, congratulate him or her—then quickly move along. We’re going to be honest here: When 40 Under Forty debuted with that…more

The Data Doldrums

Two generations have passed since the computer age inspired the founding of companies seeking to unlock the promise of health-care information technology. Another generation has passed since the term “Big Data” was introduced to suggest ways that huge volumes of…more