Throughout his long entrepreneurial career, Alex Hern has focused primarily on the founding and developing technology companies. He was a co-founder and director of Inktomi Golman Sachs. He has also co-founded and served as director of Yesmail, an email marketing company that was eventually sold to CMGI. He also co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of Military Commercial Technologies. He has co-founded and served as director of Arcsight, a cybersecurity company before it was sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.5 billion. He has co-founded and served as director of CloudShield until it was sold to SAIC. He has also founded and served on the boards of both NewHomes.com and Triton Network Systems. He has served as a board member for Zero Knowledge Systems.
Along this extensive founding and leading pathway, he has learned and seen much in the technology world. One of the things he has been convinced of is the ever-present need for the introduction of new software applications and platforms. This is apparent with the continually increasing capabilities of PCs, tablets, and mobile devices. He says he spends 4 to 5 hours every day just thinking about new innovations that will take his company forward. He says he does this best at night when everyone else has gone home.
Of all his great entrepreneurial qualities, he says he appreciates his ability to focus the most. And he will always focus on one thing at a time since studies have proven that multitasking is profoundly unproductive, resulting in shoddy work or stuff not getting done at all. He says another thing that helps him be productive is to start every day bright and early. He always makes it a priority to hire and work with only a team of executives he knows he can fully trust. He leaves the day to day operation up to this trustworthy team. He is most excited about how A.I. technology will change the face of his industry in the future.
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