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Two-Plane Habit: GE Exec’s Travel Latest Example of Wasteful Corporate Culture

GE shareholders and much of the business world were surprised to learn about the wasteful business travel practices of recently retired CEO Jeff Immelt. The WSJ reported recently that for much of his tenure at GE, Immelt traveled in a … Continue reading

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On the Court or in the C-Suite, Leaders Embrace Win-at-All-Cost Drive at Their Own Peril

The NCAA basketball kickback scandal is just getting started and it’s already bagged a big one – Louisville’s Rick Pitino, who was forced to resign after details of the wide-ranging probe were unveiled. Expect many more heads to roll as … Continue reading

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Study Finds Public Losing Patience When CEOs Act Out

Add Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Amazon’s entertainment chief Roy Price and KB Home’s Jeffrey Mezger to the growing list of executives making headlines for the wrong reasons. One of the most powerful producers in Hollywood, Weinstein was forced out after … Continue reading

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Uber Leadership Vacuum Exposes Strings Attached to Startup Financing

The executive leadership vacuum at Uber and a series of PR missteps and management blunders is exposing the contentious push-pull dynamic between private equity and venture capital investors and startups that usually plays out behind the scenes and rarely makes … Continue reading

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Regional Economies Find Hidden Price of Noncompete Agreements

A recent New York Times article by Conor Dougherty puts a human face on the damaging consequences that result when workers in broad swaths of the economy are required to sign noncompete agreements as a condition of employment. While the … Continue reading

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Crass Executive Spending Puts Leading Veterans Charity under a Cloud

As obvious as it seems, abusing an expense account with lavish personal spending is one of the most common ways a CEO can get into trouble. Being an executive comes with reasonable perks that are necessary and helpful to doing the job. But some people get carried away and forget that these funds are not for their personal use and enjoyment. Continue reading

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Would Doc Rivers’ Non-Compete Fly in Texas?

The NBA just approved the trade of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers in return for Boston’s getting a first-round draft pick in 2015. This is obviously big news in the basketball world—Rivers is now reported … Continue reading

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Social Media Offers Risks, Rewards for Executives

Having a well-maintained Social Media presence can be a valuable career asset, but it must be meticulously tended. Indiscreet postings and photos, hackers, outdated profiles, and poorly maintained pages can mean an executive’s Social Media profile is more liability than asset.

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Preventing Trade Secret Theft (in 20 Years)

Trade secret theft becomes a bigger concern for major companies with every passing day. Particularly when companies are doing business overseas—where intellectual property protections may not be as well-enforced—keeping trade secrets secret has become, to put it lightly, a challenge.

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Trade Secret Theft Just As Problematic in Asia

The trade secret theft issues that plague U.S. companies are apparently just as bad in other countries, as a recently filed Japanese lawsuit illustrates. On October 25, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. sued its South Korean rival, Posco, and … Continue reading

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