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Papa John

What Papa John Didn’t Get About Being A CEO

July 17, 2018

There are no more organizations left to fire Papa John Schnatter, no more boards to resign. So how did such a storied entrepreneur take such a wrong turn? (This article also appeared in Chief Executive magazine) After news got out that Papa John’s chairman and founder John Schnatter had uttered a... read more

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

Amazon’s War on Drugs

July 6, 2018

Amazon is going to do more than dispense medications. His new acquisition of TJ Parker’s PillPack is going to help end the opioid crisis. June 28th tends to reshape things. On June 28, 1914, the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, sparking the First World War. In 1919, on the same date... read more

Airbnb’s Kim Kingsley's controversial instagram post

“I’m Sorry I Tweeted About Politics” — 8 Rules to Stop Saying This

June 26, 2018

Business leaders need to adopt common-sense rules for how employees share political opinions on social media.read more

AT&T CEO and chairman Randall Stephenson

AT&T-Time Warner Deal: Reshaping Media, One More Time

June 26, 2018

The on again, off again, Trump tweeted deal of the century is finally done. Will it secure AT&T a spot in the front row at Cannes or will it wash out, as the previous AOL merger did?read more

GE Involves in Age of Disruption: Iconic Voices, Jeff Cunningham

GE Evolves in the Age of Disruption

June 3, 2018

A very large canary in the coal mine called General Electric is singing about disruption. Are the other large multinationals listening?read more

Emergency operating room

Ego in the Emergency Room

April 20, 2018

In analyzing success rates in the ER, hospitals discovered experience often beats credentials.read more

Philadelphia Starbucks Protestors

Starbucks Responds To Charges of Racism With An Apology

April 17, 2018

After a customer relations snafu turned into a social media nightmare, the iconic consumer brand’s CEO woke up and smelled the coffee.read more

Jamie Dimon

The Wisdom of JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon

April 5, 2018

The global banker is second only to Warren Buffett in terms of sound philosophical advice for investors and managers.read more

The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein and his ex-wife, Georgina Chapman

Sex and The Boardroom

March 30, 2018

When a CEO’s intimate affairs lead to divorce, does the company have a right to intrude? Stanford Business School’s David Larcker says it’s a duty.read more

David Novak, former CEO Yum Brands! with students of his training program, OGoLead.com

David Novak: Millennials Are The Most Misunderstood Generation

March 23, 2018

The former CEO of Yum! Brands inspired over a million people to achieve their personal best. Now he’s teaching a new generation the art of values driven leadership.read more