In today’s episode, we speak with Joel Peterson, current chairman of JetBlue and Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Joel’s career got a big boost from being the CEO and CFO of the world’s largest real estate development company, after which he left to start a private equity firm.
Tune in to hear us discuss Joel’s experiences working as the chairman of JetBlue and how his career path has been quite serendipitous.
A moment in his career where forgiveness played a large part
Early on, Joel thought you could use “spin” to get out of anything
Why keeping someone on when they’re not working out can be detrimental
How he became the CFO of a private equity firm
The terrible end to his tenure at the private equity firm
Why Joel thinks he is offered leadership positions
The importance of building trust in business
Which world leader is Joel’s role model
“Early on in my career... I learned that you can’t talk your way out of problems you behaved your way into.”
“This was a $750 Million decision for a little start-up airline, so we knew we had to get this terminal right.”
“It would be hard to run a business without people trusting you.”