The CEO Tightrope

Joel Trammell

Joel Trammell’s new book, The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO, prepares seasoned and aspiring CEOs for this very unique and unpredictable position—a job that most are unprepared for and at which many fail too soon.  This thought-provoking book by a long-time entrepreneur, IT-industry expert, investor and former instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School delivers a proven approach for solving a CEO’s most difficult challenges.

In his new book, drawn from almost 30 years of study and experience, Trammell identifies over fifty daily struggles that pull CEOs off balance and offers modern techniques and approaches to help them regain balance. The CEO Tightrope also shares stories that help other CEOs assess their own strengths and weaknesses, and provides questions promoting self-analysis. Filling a void in the market for a clear, compelling guide for CEOs, The CEO Tightrope will likely become the go-to valued resource for current CEOs and even business students alike.

About the Author

Joel Trammell is a successful CEO and entrepreneur with an over 20-year career in IT-related software companies. His leadership has resulted in successful nine-figure acquisitions by two Fortune 500 companies.  As CEO of the network management software firm NetQoS, he delivered 31 consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth and nearly $60 million in revenue. Currently CEO of Khorus, which provides a business management system for CEOs and other leaders, Joel is also Chairman Emeritus of the Austin Technology Council and Co-founder and Managing Partner of private equity firm Lone Rock Technology Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a former instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. Joel lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Cathy and has three children. He is an avid tennis player and recently won the USTA Men’s 30 and Over National Doubles Championship at well past 40!

His new book, The CEO Tightrope, can be found on as well other fine booksellers and airports.

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