State of Readiness Podcast with Joseph Paris guest Dan Varroney

President & CEO


Dan sits down with long time colleague Joseph Paris. Joseph and Dan have known each other for many years; having first met him when they were members of the New York City Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) which is an organization of professionals serving the mergers and acquisitions ecosystem and he was its Global CEO.

The main topic of our conversation is the challenges that businesses face today are bigger, faster, and more frequent than in times past.

For your consideration, within just the last six years (since 2016 when President Trump was elected) we have had; tariff and trade wars (friends and adversaries alike), challenges with refugees and managing borders (not just in the States), Brexit, COVID (and everything directly and indirectly associated with it), Russia invasion of Ukraine (and the resultant food and energy disruptions), unacceptably high inflation (and the resultant interest rate hikes), andpolitical discourse.

How is a company, industry, or profession to cope? Not to mention influence?

The obvious answer is to form advocacy organizations to act as platforms to consolidate their voice and interests.

Which leads us to my book; “Reimagining Industry Growth” offers readers a blueprint to harnessing the power of leading industry associations as strategic partners. By utilizing those partnerships, business leaders will become able to leverage the collective strength of the supply chain to overcome challenges, address uncertainty, mitigate risks, and position their industries for growth.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!