• Sotheby’s CEO To Step Down After Activist Investor...
    Bloomberg - Nov 21
    William Ruprecht, the chief executive officer of Sotheby’s for 14 years, will step down, six months after the auction house ended a bitter proxy battle with billionaire activist investor Daniel Loeb. Sotheby’s has... Read »
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  • Etsy CEO On How To Craft A Successful Career
    Washington Post - Nov 21
    Chad Dickerson says he doesn’t believe in perfect career ladders. He studied Shakespeare in college, worked as a Pizza Hut deliveryman after graduation and eventually found his way into digital jobs at companies like Yahoo... Read »
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  • Recommended Reading From One Of China’s Smartest...
    Inc - Nov 21
    If you haven't heard of Zhang Ruimin, you've probably heard of The Haier Group, where Ruimin has served as CEO since 1984. Based in Qingdao, China, Haier is the world's fastest-growing appliance maker. Ruimin took over the... Read »
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  • Time CEO Plays Hardball In Negotiations With...
    NY Post - Nov 21
    Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp is starting to play hardball in negotiations with the Newspaper Guild, whose members last month rejected what the company termed its “last best and final offer.” As the company declares an... Read »
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  • With Icahn’s Blessing, Hertz Names New CEO
    Forbes - Nov 21
    Hertz Global Holdings HTZ +5.76% has yielded to the power that is billionaire Carl Icahn: two months after losing then-CEO Mark Frissora to pressure from activist investors, the car rental giant has not only appointed a new... Read »
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  • Orange CEO Open To Selling Controlling Stake In Daily...
    WSJ - Nov 21
    Orange SA is open to letting an outsider take control of Dailymotion as the French telecom operator revives its quest to expand the video streaming website. “Keeping control of Dailymotion is not something I’m... Read »
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  • The Post-PC CEO: No Desk, No Desktop
    WSJ - Nov 20
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. relocated to a new headquarters in Stamford, Conn., a few years ago. That gave Chief Executive Frits van Paasschen a chance to get rid of some clutter. The first thing to go? His... Read »
    2 days ago
  • Facebook And Its CEO Offer Lessons For Uber
    Forbes - Nov 20
    The fallout continues from an Uber executive’s ill-conceived idea of targeting journalists critical of the company. Media outlets can’t get enough of Pando’s Sarah Lacy, the target of Uber VP Emil Michael’s anger and... Read »
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  • Micron Tech CEO Enjoys Macro Increase In Pay, Stock...
    USA Today - Nov 20
    Computer chip maker Micron Technology rewarded CEO Mark Durcan with a hefty 2014 raise , the Idaho-based company said in a late Wednesday corporate filing. Durcan, a 30-year Micron veteran named CEO in 2012 following the... Read »
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  • Citigroup Executive Probably Killed Himself, Police...
    Bloomberg - Nov 20
    Shawn D. Miller, a Citigroup Inc. (C) executive found dead in his apartment bathtub in New York City earlier this week, probably killed himself, police said. Miller, 42, global head of environmental and social risk... Read »
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  • Uber’s CEO Appeared To Tweet An Apology, But It Was...
    Quartz - Nov 20
    In a 13-tweet “tweetstorm” this afternoon, Travis Kalanick, head of the car service Uber, appeared to issue an apology. It was anything but. As BuzzFeed reported, Emil Michael, Uber’s VP of business development, had... Read »
    2 days ago
  • Wall Street CEO: If You Want To Do Something Good For...
    Business Insider - Nov 20
    While at Harvard Business School, a professor told investment bank CEO Peter J Solomon: ‘If you want to do something for society go to Wall Street, make a lot of money. And you’ll do more for society using that money... Read »
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  • Uber CEO Apologizes For Top Exec’s Revenge Plan
    Mashable - Nov 19
    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for remarks made by SVP-Business Emil Michael, but didn't fire him. A BuzzFeed report on Monday night quoted Michael saying the company should hire... Read »
    3 days ago
  • The Container Store’s CEO On Finding And Keeping...
    HBR - Nov 19
    In the retail business, you live and die by the quality of your employees. At The Container Store, we’re always looking for those exceptional new hires who can develop a deep understanding of our products, cultivate strong... Read »
    3 days ago
  • SAP CEO Rules Out Big Acquisitions In Next Few Years
    Reuters - Nov 19
    German business software maker SAP is doing an about-face on its acquisition strategy and plans no more big new deals in the next few years, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Asked about potential acquisitions, SAP's... Read »
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