October 21, 2016

Company as Platform

As I was preparing for a recent presentation on trends in the corporate world, I came across this quote from Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. The article was about how he showed up in Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens with rapper Common to nudge...

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October 3, 2016

CMO Reputation Defended

A few weeks ago, I noticed this headline in Advertising Age, Why are CMOs Dropping like Flies? It is not the first time I have seen a headline like this which focuses on the short tenure of CMOs and questioning of their worth. The article...

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September 11, 2016

Tim Cook on being CEO

Fall is here, or at least the end of summer. I have to get back into posting on my blog. So here I am on a sunny Sunday before I dive into some work before Monday morning arrives.I wanted to post about this fantastic interview...

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August 21, 2016

Corporate Activism Rises

An interesting new study recently surfaced showing how major corporations are under pressure to weigh in on social issues —Taking a Stand: How Corporations Speak Out on Social Issues, from the Public Affairs Council. Nearly 100 companies across several sectors found that in the past three...

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July 31, 2016

Executive facebooking

How are executives using Facebook? An article in Inc. recently answered  that question. It talked about how Facebook was ramping up its executive onboarding to help companies use the platform better. It has signed up over 100 executives. As the person in charge of Facebook's...

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July 17, 2016

The moral kickback to CEO activism

As you can tell, I've been supremely interested in CEO activism of late. Obviously, I would be since we launched research on the topic and it seems to have struck a chord. Happily, a friend of mine who is an independent consultant with a deep business...

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July 9, 2016

Finding the Words — CEO Activism

Our research on CEO activism came out a few weeks ago. It was covered in this article in the Washington Post by Jena McGregor. Then came this week's horrific news of shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas which upended our lives and sense of security. In...

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