entrepreneurship | April 07, 2017

The Power of Good People: Entrepreneur Anthony Tjan on the “Secret” to Success

How can you populate your business (both physically and figuratively) with good people? Not just good on paper, but the kind of person who brings it with them to work every day? In his new book, Good People, Anthony Tjan explains why this kind of person is so valuable to your company ethos—and for boosting the bottom line. 

New Lavin speaker Anthony Tjan is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor, venture investor, and author of the forthcoming book Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters. He is also CEO of The Cue Ball Group, a private investment firm based in Boston, where he leads the firm’s overall direction and development activities.


“Tjan shows us that the power to transform business relationships at every level starts with this: goodness. Thought-provoking and genuine, Good People is a must read for anyone interested in creating a prosperous, wholesome and resilient teams and businesses.”

— Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE

At each step of his career, Tjan has sought to disrupt the status quo of entrenched industries by enabling others to become fuller and better versions of themselves. For Tjan, “goodness” is the key to creating authentic work cultures, arguing that compassion and character needn’t be trade-offs for competitive edge. In Good People, Tjan reveals his strategies for igniting cultural shifts, showing leaders how to put goodness into practice and revive the driving purpose behind their organizations. Your business can transform, he says, by looking to “human capital.”


Featuring savoir-faire culled from interviews with more than 100 leaders, CEOs, and business pathfinders, Tjan also draws upon his own extraordinary career to share a new take on what good leadership is really all about. For Tjan, goodness is a critical way create diverse work cultures that prosper and endure.


Good People was released by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on April 25th, 2017.

To find out more about, or to book  Anthony Tjan, contact the Lavin Agency today.