Former Lead Solo Blue Angel on Business: Contingency Plan

Mar 29, 2021 | Business

When soaring across the sky, split-second decisions can make the difference between life and death. Not only are the pilots in danger, but their audience on the ground as well. John Foley takes “overhead” to the extreme and explains why contingency plans are essential.

John Foley Holding a helmet

If the turbulence of the year 2020 has proved anything, businesses today need to be more dynamic and flexible than ever before. John “Gucci” Foley knows this better than anyone and wants you to focus on your contingency plan.

John Foley is a former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels and a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford School of Business. Informed by his time in the Navy, he is an expert in strategic business planning. 

In this video, watch as John Foley relates his high-flying air shows to the high-risk high-reward ecosystem of entrepreneurship in America. In perfect weather, the Blue Angels can do a “high show” with all of their greatest maneuvers. John Foley likens this to working with a client who wants all of your services and products. However, years like 2020 would call for a “low show,” an alternate game-plan. 

In fact, Foley says “I don’t think we’re gonna go back to normal, so you better have some other contingencies,” in reference to a more than momentary change in the business landscape. 

Book John “Gucci” Foley Today

Following his successful military and business careers, Foley is now a highly sought after keynote speaker. His audiences have included top companies such as Google, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Cisco, Microsoft, and more. 

Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to get an affordable quote on Foley’s unprecedented keynote speeches.

Foley speaks on contingency planning and how businesses can account for the unaccountable.


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