McGrann's Focus

Jim McGrann, CEO of VSP Global, has a laser-sharp focus on reimagining eyewear and eye care. Here’s where you’ll find his insights, lessons, and thoughts on VSP, leadership, and beyond.

Renee Emmerson Focus Blog

A Blind Employee Shows Me New Opportunities

I first met Renee Emmerson at an employee focus group I hosted in Sacramento, CA earlier this year.  Her passion for our business and the work she was doing inspired me. Renee joined VSP in 2010, where she excelled as a customer care representative ...
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The journey to finding what defines you

Earlier this year, I introduced you to my good friend Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, and told you about my plan to hike alongside Bill on the Camino de Santiago. The hike was amazing. All of us on the journey overcame obstacles, large or ...
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Inspiration Is All Around Us

Thanksgiving is a time to acknowledge the blessings in our lives. It is a time to say thanks for all of the opportunities we have been given and the people in our lives. Here are a few of the things I am grateful this year.
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Undercover Boss

I recently finished a 71.5 mile hike along the Camino de Santiago in Spain with my good friend Bill Barkeley. We hiked over 14 miles each day – uphill, downhill and at times, in pouring rain. The physical demands were undeniably harder than I anticipated and the most enjoyable part was the time I spent with fellow VSP employees.
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71.5 Miles to the Finish

As I write this blog, I’m on my way to Sarria, a small town in northwestern Spain, to meet up with Bill Barkeley for the final week of his hike along the Camino de Santiago.
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My Friend, The Spaceman

Last month, on the 47th anniversary of the moon landing, I had the pleasure of introducing VSP Global employees to my good friend and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. Mike (aka Mass) and I met 36 years ago during freshman orientation at Columbia University.
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Summer Reading List

This summer, I have three books that I am reading for the first time or re-reading. As you’ll see, they are not typical summer getaway reads, and coincidentally, they all have technology or science as their foundation.
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Innovation Should Not Be Limited To The C-Suite

When I took over as CEO of VSP Global, the company had just turned 60. VSP had kept up with a tremendous amount of change over the decades. Economies evolve. Technology disrupts, and in some cases, companies can’t keep up and fade into the background. ...
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Jim McGrann

Jim McGrann CEO of VSP, is reimagining the way people see.

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