Government task forces suffer from a bad reputation. Stuffed with members who have big titles but little appetite for hard work, such groups often are formed to bury an issue, not promote it. But the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is an exception. Its report, issued in late June, is substantive and serious. […]
Amazon’s bid to buy Whole Foods has shaken up the grocery business, and it is forcing all retailers to reset their expectations about Amazon’s reach. But like any merger, there’s risk involved. Amid the excitement of a mega-deal it’s easy to overlook an uncomfortable fact: Most mergers fail. Research has shown that mergers fail more […]
Authoring an op-ed or guest article for a major news outlet can be a game-changer for your business and brand. It can give you a credible platform for your ideas and help you engage with a large audience. But the numbers are daunting. Hundreds of unsolicited articles arrive each day at the op-ed department of […]
Uber isn’t having a leadership crisis. It’s having a shareholder revolt. It has been clear for some time that imposing new procedures aimed at changing the company’s culture would require Mr. Kalanick to give up the reins as CEO. In normal circumstances, the board would decide on a course of action, take a vote and […]
Jeff Immelt is stepping down after 16 years at the helm of GE, and by most measures he was a successful leader. He directed a sweeping transformation of the company, adapted to big changes in technologies and global markets and avoided major scandal. But by one significant measure – the stock price – Mr. Immelt […]
The Senate testimony by former FBI director James Comey didn’t offer much new information about his dealings with President Trump, but it did provide useful insights about one thing: who leaks to the media and why.
President Trump’s attacking style of communications propelled him into office but lately has become less effective. Can organizations use an attack-based media strategy or is it now discredited?
The most important thing to know about Uber was buried deep in the business pages of the New York Times on Saturday.
It seems underperforming CEOs have a new life preserver: Brexit. Britain’s vote to leave the EU in June certainly caught companies off guard. Six months on, has Brexit begun to take a toll on profits, or is it just an excuse? GM offers an answer.
It was easy to miss the news about the $864 million legal payout by Moody’s Investors Service over its ratings of crisis-era mortgage securities. It was announced on a Friday afternoon, just as the last of the Obama Justice Department staff was cleaning out their desks to make way for the new administration.