Monthly Archives: June 2015

More on the Astros/Cardinals Hacking Scandal

I went on KTRK, Houston’s ABC affiliate, last weekend to discuss the Houston Astros/St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal. You can check out the video here.

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Cardinal/Astros Hack: Earth-Shaking in Baseball, Business as Usual in the C-Suite

The recent hack into the Houston Astros’ Ground Control database may be unprecedented in sports, but it has echoes of countless trade secret theft cases in the business world. And even if the culprit turns out to be just one or two “rogue elements” within the Cardinals’ front office, it also offers lessons to high-level executives who change jobs. Continue reading






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A Texas-Based ‘Silicon Valley’ Would Have Had a Much Different Season Finale

It’s a good thing Pied Piper, the fictional tech company at the center of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” was founded in California and not Texas. Continue reading






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Do Texas Execs Get Paid for Unused Vacation Time? It Depends

A recent study revealed that 41 percent of American workers don’t plan to use all of their paid time off. Given the level of competitiveness in the C-suite, it stands to reason that an even higher percentage of executives leave a significant amount of vacation on the table each year. Not only is this a bad idea – taking time away from work can pay off exponentially in more refreshed, focused workers at every level of the company – but it also means that executives who leave their employers may be walking away from a portion of their compensation. Continue reading






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