Research

Came across an illuminating research report by Stanford Business School, Trust and Consequences: A Survey of Berkshire Hathaway Operating Managers, by David Larcker and Brian Tayan. They surveyed the CEOs of approximately 80 Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries. It's an ingenious idea because how often have business people...

The universe of female executives and CEOs is very small: Just 5% of U.S. FORTUNE 500 and 4% of FTSE companies are run by women. On a global basis, just 9% of CEOs and managing directors are women.  We at Weber Shandwick just recently released our own information...

Have you wondered like me why firms that are good end up being good targets? Is being number 2 easier than being number 1? Maybe so. Fortune calls this the “good company, good target” phenomenon. In short, the more virtuous the company, the more problematic....