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The Prosecutor Who Put Ambition Above The Law

The Prosecutor Who Put Ambition Above The Law

January 8, 2018

U.S. Attorney Andrew Stolper, an ambitious litigator looking for headlines and a promotion, decided taking taking down executives was the way to go.read more

How To Disagree With The President by General David Petraeus

How To Disagree With The President by General David Petraeus

January 2, 2018

The first lesson a senior executive learns is there aren’t many good ways to disagree with the CEO.read more

Jeff Cunningham Who Gets Blames When the CEO Dies

Who Gets Blamed When The CEO Dies?

December 26, 2017

CEOs and their boards defer to activist investors in the short term but should they resist them when making longer-term decisions?read more

At Caterpillar, Strategy Starts With The Board

At Caterpillar, Strategy Starts With The Board

December 18, 2017

Lengthy tomes are written about how to conceive corporate strategy but few companies implement it as well as Caterpillar.read more

Did Jeff Immelt Fumble the GE handoff?

Did Jeff Immelt Fumble the GE Handoff?

December 8, 2017

Once considered the best-managed company in America, a stalwart top 10 in the S&P 500 with a dividend safer than Fort Knox, GE has suffered a series of crushing blows to its reputation.read more

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: The Man Who Stood Up to Putin

November 27, 2017

The former Russian Oligarch’s insights on Vladimir Putin and the country Churchill referred to as a “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Video of Mikhail Khodorkovsky: The Man Who Stood Up To Putin I. Communist | II. Oligarch | III. Prisoner | IV. Putin | V. Anti-American | VI. Future In... read more

Warren Buffett: Why The Media Went Rogue

October 30, 2017

82% of the world distrusts the media. What happened? Video of Warren Buffet: The Media's Biggest Sin Warren Buffett realized something he never told anyone before. He has spent more time talking to journalists than any CEO in America. The reason he says is partially because he’s in his 80’... read more

Fire a misfit, discover a genius

October 11, 2017

Why Getting Fired Could Be The Best Thing For Your Career Jerry Seinfeld realized it as soon as he read the script: his part was missing. Oprah Winfrey learned the news in a different way. The network told her she was too emotional on camera and demoted the future media mogul to television’s... read more

Women On Board: The Global Solution

October 2, 2017

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” — Sherlock Holmes Every board is different in its own way. Each will find a solution to diversity that works for its market, the company culture, and the times we live in. Below you will see my... read more

Women In The Boardroom: A Guide for Journalists

October 2, 2017

The media loves to write about the boardroom. It would help if they understood what really goes on there “The capacity of the mind to solve complex problems is very small compared with the size of the proble— Herbert Simon The Consultant’s Tale For a business journalist, writing about corporate... read more