Governance

Donald Trump Donated To Ted Cruz, But Doesn’t Mean He Wants Him For President

politico - April 22, 2014

Donald Trump isn’t ready to make his presidential endorsement just yet. The real estate magnate clarified on Monday that a donation he made to Ted Cruz’s political action committee doesn’t mean that he’s supporting... Read »

An Exclusive Interview With Aereo CEO Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearing

Tech Crunch - April 22, 2014

Today, the David-vs.-Goliath moment that we’ve all been waiting for will finally arrive. In just a few short moments, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia and his legal team will enter the Supreme Court Courthouse to make final oral... Read »

Alliant CEO: Gas Makes Wind More Affordable

Forbes - April 18, 2014

Cheap natural gas is making wind energy affordable, even without a federal tax credit, the chief executive officer of Alliant Energy said. Installation of wind farms fell by 93 percent after Congress did not renew wind’s... Read »

Telkom CEO Risks Prosecution If He Skips Governance Course

Bloomberg - April 14, 2014

Telkom Chief Executive Officer Sipho Maseko faces referral to South Africa’s national prosecutor or a fine if he fails to attend a corporate governance course as ordered, a state department said. Maseko faces an... Read »

OkCupid Founder Donated To An Anti-Gay Congressman

Business Insider - April 9, 2014

Just days after OkCupid urged its users to boycott Mozila Firefox for its now-former CEO's views on gay marriage, news broke that OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagan once donated money to an anti-gay candidate. Read »

Sheryl Sandberg Has No Plans To Run For Office

Business Insider - April 9, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg was on NBC's "The Today Show" this morning to talk with Savannah Guthrie about her new book "Lean In For Graduates" which follows the success of last year's bestseller "Lean In." The book is going to focus on... Read »

How Mobile Technology Fuels Social Movements

HBR - April 9, 2014

Two things stand out about the Mozilla case. First, the most critical voices came from within the organization. And second, employees’ protests zeroed in on the political activities of the CEO, not those of the... Read »

Yelp CEO Is In Hot Water As Supreme Court Weighs Free Speech

Business Insider - April 4, 2014

This month, the Supreme Court is set to make a decision that could set an important precedent about Yelp reviews and free speech. Read »

Mozilla CEO: I Keep My Personal Beliefs Out Of Business

Venture Beat - April 3, 2014
Brendan Eich of Mozilla

Until a week or so ago, Brendan Eich was a clean-shaven neckbeard hero. He created JavaScript. He’s a champion of the open web and a cofounder of Firefox maker Mozilla. He believes that with the right people and the right... Read »

The One Important Thing Mary Barra Told Congress

Businessweek - April 2, 2014
Brendan Eich of Mozilla

Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors (GM), just wrapped up her ritual flogging by a House panel. She apologized. She promised a full investigation. She remained calm and contrite while still resisting demands from... Read »

GM CEO Faces Second Day On Capitol Hill

NYT - April 2, 2014
Brendan Eich of Mozilla

Soon after General Motors’ chief executive, Mary T. Barra, took her seat on Wednesday before a Senate panel to answer questions about the company’s decadelong failure to fix a faulty switch linked to 13 deaths, she... Read »

Mozilla CEO Refuses To Resign Over Prop 8 Backlash

The Guardian - April 2, 2014
Brendan Eich of Mozilla

The new CEO of Mozilla, the not-for-profit organisation behind the Firefox web browser, declined on Tuesday to offer a rationale for his 2008 donation in support of California's gay marriage ban, insisting he would remain in... Read »

The State Of Free Speech In The C-Suite

Washington Post - April 2, 2014
Brendan Eich of Mozilla

How much do a CEO's past political views matter once he's elevated to the top job? A lot, apparently. Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and one of the co-founders of Mozilla, which builds the web browser Firefox, was... Read »

State Wants Taxpayers To Give Billionaire Elon Musk $1 Million A Year

LA Weekly - March 28, 2014
Brendan Eich of Mozilla

So said the state Board of Equalization this week, which endorsed a proposal by California Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi to give Musk's SpaceX the tax break it deserves. Muratsuchi's office says the bill, AB 777, would provide... Read »

Google’s Larry Page: NSA Spying Endangers Democracy

Forbes - March 20, 2014
Brendan Eich of Mozilla

Google chairman Eric Schmidt may be “pretty sure” that Google is keeping its users’ data safe from government snooping, but for CEO Larry Page, that’s small consolation. In an on-stage Q&A at the TED conference... Read »