CEOs in the News

Is McDonald’s Undergoing An Identity Crisis?

Fortune - April 24, 2014

McDonald's is having a bit of an identity crisis. The burger behemoth announced a 5.2% drop in profits for the first three months of 2014 and a 1.7% decrease in same store sales in the U.S. on Tuesday. President and CEO Don... Read »

CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site Flees The Country

Yahoo! - April 24, 2014

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady... Read »

Wal-Mart Cuts Board To 14 Members As Former CEO Leaves

Bloomberg - April 24, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retail chain, announced the retirement of two directors, including former Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott, shrinking its board to 14 members. Scott, who ran Wal-Mart from 2000 to... Read »

Is The Aereo Case Just A Clever Legal Maneuver?

NYT - April 24, 2014

The best way to think about Aereo, the company at the center of this week’s Supreme Court battle over the future of computing, is as an example of legal performance art. Aereo is based entirely on a legalistic leap of... Read »

Tory Burch On The Importance Of Having Male Mentors

Business Insider - April 24, 2014

According to a recent survey from USA TODAY of female CEOs, chairs and company founders, when asked to identify the one mentor who had the most influence on their careers, 33 of the 34 who responded identified a man. In less... Read »

Problems At GM May Just Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

Fortune - April 23, 2014

Ammann may be singing a different tune in 10 days or so when GM (GM, Fortune 500) reports April sales results. Its performance so far in 2014 has been shaky, with market share seven-tenths of a point below 2013 and overall... Read »

U.S. Justices Skeptical Of Aereo In Landmark Case

Fortune - April 23, 2014

At Tuesday's oral arguments concerning the legality of Aereo, a service that beams live broadcast TV to computer and smartphones without paying any copyright royalties to broadcasters, the Justices seemed puzzled, tormented,... Read »

5 Things The New Ford CEO Must Do

USA Today - April 23, 2014

Ford Motor finally will make two things official: CEO Alan Mulally's retirement date (he never planned to stay past year-end), and COO Mark Fields' ascension into the CEO job. Mulally, who came from Boeing in 2006, almost... Read »

Tesla CEO Pledges To Boost Support Network In China

WSJ - April 23, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk pledged to enhance the auto maker's support network in China to help broaden use of the company's niche electric car, and offered new details about a $5 billion battery factory... Read »

Citigroup CEO: Others Will Face Discipline On Mexico Fraud

Bloomberg - April 23, 2014

Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat said he expects others to be disciplined after the bank fired an employee linked to a suspected $400 million fraud at the company’s Mexico unit. “One person has... Read »

How Is CEO Compensation Determined? It’s Complicated

Fox Business - April 23, 2014

CEOs of S&P 500 companies earned an average of $9.6 million a year in 2011. But what exactly did they do to warrant such hefty paychecks? The answer to that question is the subject of a new study that explores the connection... Read »

GoPro CEO On Success: ‘You Are Your Own Worst Enemy’

Business Insider - April 22, 2014

Nicholas Woodman, billionaire founder and CEO of GoPro, says his biggest fear in life isn't a fear at all. It's a hard-knocks lesson he learned: "In your personal life and in business, you are your own worst enemy. Or you... Read »

Ford Promotes Insider Mark Fields To CEO

NYT - April 22, 2014

Ford Motor has picked Mark Fields, its chief operating officer, to succeed Alan R. Mulally as the next chief executive of the company, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The selection of Mr. Fields would... Read »

GitHub Co-Founder Quits Following Harassment Allegations

Entrepreneur - April 22, 2014

Tom Preston-Werner, one of the co-founders of San Francisco-based GitHub -- a social network for software engineers -- has decided to resign from the company he helped start. Preston-Werner's departure from comes after a... Read »

Did Silicon Valley’s Anti-Competitive Hiring Practices Start With Steve Jobs?

Inc - April 22, 2014

Steve Jobs is considered one of the greatest innovators of the 20th and early 21st centuries. But in some respects, the Apple founder was also profoundly anti-competitive. And in his final years, he may have gone out of his... Read »