• CEOs Don’t Care Enough About Capital Allocation
    HBR - Apr 17
    In his 1987 letter to investors, Warren Buffet made the following observation: “the heads of many companies are not skilled in capital allocation, and … it is not surprising because most bosses rise to the top because... Read »
    4 months ago
  • 3 Ways To Reduce Your Burn Rate
    Mashable - Mar 26
    This year Amazon joined Netflix and the usual TV and cable outlets in contention for one of Hollywood’s most prestigious awards — the Golden Globe for best TV series. This has prompted many in the press to proclaim that... Read »
    5 months ago
  • B-School Professors Reportedly Make Bank From...
    Fortune - May 19
    Talk, when it comes from some of the country's top business school academics, is far from cheap. Fees for speeches by the many professors in the mid-level price range run from $20,000 to $40,000, while it can cost $100,000... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Uber Is Going To Be The Next $100B Company
    Business Insider - May 16
    Uber is in talks to raise a new round of financing that could value the car service startup at more than $10 billion."What we're doing right now is we're in the experimentation phase where you sort of find some interesting... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Twitter Executives Sell Shares After Lockup Expires
    Mashable - May 14
    Twitter's cofounders and CEO may not be in a rush to sell shares in the company, but the same can't be said of other top executives. Ali Rowghani, Twitter's chief operating officer, sold 300,000 of his shares this week after... Read »
    1 year ago
  • JetBlue CEO In Hot Seat As Airline Lags Rivals
    WSJ - May 13
    While much of the U.S. airline industry has been flying high of late, JetBlue Airways Corp. has been lagging. Will the captain take the blame? Chief Executive Dave Barger has helmed JetBlue for seven years, during which time... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Pfizer Avoids Job-Cut Details In AstraZeneca
    NYT - May 13
    Pfizer opened the door on Tuesday to a possible higher offer for AstraZeneca, saying the deal remained compelling. It also urged AstraZeneca’s board to engage in discussions that may result in “a transaction that... Read »
    1 year ago
  • A Simple Tool To Pitch An Idea In 15 Seconds
    Entrepreneur - May 13
    A successful venture capital investor once told me that he challenges entrepreneurs to make their pitch in 10 words or less. “If you can’t tell me what you do in 10 words, I’m not interested, I’m not buying and I’m... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Barclays Ex-CEO Faces Questioning Over Qatar Deal
    Businessweek - May 12
    U.K. prosecutors will question Robert Diamond, former chief executive officer of Barclays Plc, in a probe into fees paid to Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund as the bank sought to raise money to avoid a government bailout,... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Will Investors Regret Target’s CEO Ouster?
    Forbes - May 9
    There was much press this week about Target’s CEO and Chairman, Gregg Steinhafel, being forced out. Blame reached the top job after the successful cyber attack on Target TGT +1.13% last year. But investors, and customers,... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Whole Foods CEO Optimistic About Company’s Growth
    Fortune - May 9
    Despite the some 20% tumble in its stock price that followed, Whole Foods still trades at a premium to the average supermarket. Its margins are still higher, and so are its same-store-sales numbers. And it's still the leader... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Files For IPO
    Forbes - May 7
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group filed registration documents on Tuesday to go public in the U.S. in what may be one of the biggest initial public offerings in American history. Read »
    1 year ago
  • After Huge Alibaba Payday, A Test For Yahoo Executives
    NYT - May 7
    For Yahoo, the initial public offering of stock in the Alibaba Group will unlock the door to a giant trove of cash. Depending on the price of the deal, Yahoo most likely will receive $10 billion to $15 billion for the 9... Read »
    1 year ago
  • Jeff Bezos’ $8 Trillion Bet On Wholesale
    Forbes - May 7
    Forget the delivery drones and TV deals. Jeff Bezos’ stealthy foray into the unsexy world of B2B distribution is likely his most disruptive move yet — and it has an $8 trillion swath of the economy running scared. Read »
    1 year ago
  • Is There A Fair Way To Pay CEOs?
    Fast Company - May 7
    When CEO paychecks are determined by performance, it sounds like a fair method of compensation. That way, head honchos at major companies aren’t raking in millions unless they’re doing a good job … right? While this... Read »
    1 year ago