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  • Shareholders Outraged At BP, Shell CEO Pay Packages

    05/23/2016 11:52:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-05-2016 | ANgry Bird
    The massive revolt against the pay of BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, where almost 60 percent of the shareholders rejected the Ł14m (US$20 million) pay package is a stern warning to oil companies that investors aren’t pleased with the gaping disconnect between performance and pay structure. Similarly, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s 2015 pay package, including pension and tax equalization of 5.576 million euros (US$6.1 million), is likely to face resistance from shareholders as two shareholder-advisory firms have urged them to oppose the CEO’s pay.
  • JUSTICE: Look What Happened to Target CEO Right After He Defended Pedophile Bathrooms

    05/16/2016 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kristen Campbell
    In an attempt to calm the anger of the more than 1.2 million consumers who have pledged to boycott the store, the CEO announced the store’s plans to implement family bathrooms in all of its stores for people who may not feel comfortable in the traditional stall-by-stall bathrooms. “We’re committed over the next few months to make sure every one of our stores has that option, because we want to make sure that our guests be welcomed in our stores,” he explained. “But if there’s a question of safety, I can tell you and others, our focus on safety is...
  • The BLOG: Voices An open letter to college crybabies from a CEO

    04/23/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Kyle S. Reyes
    Dear College Students, I remember the stress of college. The anxiety of papers due. The uncertainty of relationships. The concerns about what I was going to do after graduation. I get it. It’s tough. I also remember professors who challenged our perceived notions of “right” and “wrong.” I recall being exposed to movies, books and papers that I massively disagreed with. Looking back, I can visualize the heated debates between people with different perspectives. I can almost hear the yelling, the screaming, the passion and the CHALLENGES. You’re studying and learning during the Industrial Revolution of our generation. It’s exciting....
  • Bern Slap: Verizon CEO Blasts Bernie

    04/18/2016 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Bernie Sanders was hit hard last week when the CEO of Verizon called him out on his hypocritical support of employment practices that will make it harder for Bernie’s voter base—Millennials—to earn a living wage. “Feeling the Bern of reality yet, Bernie?” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam asked after the socialist senator accused Verizon of planning to “outsource decent paying jobs” due to “corporate greed”—and then hugged union supporters on the Verizon picket line in Brooklyn, New York. Verizon workers went on strike in Washington, D.C. and nine eastern states last week. It’s notable that New York’s presidential primary is on...
  • PulteGroup Founder: CEO Choice Perhaps ‘Biggest Mistake of my Career’

    04/11/2016 11:19:54 AM PDT · by Cecily · 4 replies
    Hiring Richard Dugas as the top executive at PulteGroup was “perhaps the biggest mistake of my career,” the founder of the Atlanta homebuilder said Monday. Bill Pulte, the company’s former chairman and largest shareholder, said in a letter to the company’s board of directors that many of the company’s talented employees had left or been fired during Dugas’ tenure as CEO, and that its financial performance has stagnated. He also criticized the company’s 2009 merger with rival Centex Corp. as the industry was still struggling with the real estate market’s crash. Dugas “must take responsibility for PulteGroup’s overly aggressive land...
  • BP Shareholders Revolt Over CEO’s Salary

    04/11/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-04-2016 | Mootje uit Kraaienest
    BP is facing a revolt from its shareholders over the salary of its CEO Bob Dudley. Dudley’s salary jumped 20 percent in 2015 to $19.6 million, the same year in which BP reported a record loss of $6.4 billion and laid off more than 5,000 workers. His rising salary has been met with opposition from shareholders because it is not only unseemly, but also because the raise is not connected to the company’s negative performance. "We consider the pay of the CEO to be simply too high, and particularly so in a year when the company suffered a record loss...
  • Marriott CEO: Anti-'gay' laws are not OK

    04/11/2016 5:47:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 91 replies
    WND ^ | 4/10/2016 | Staff
    'We shouldn't judge people by ... who they love, what gender they identify with' (Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International) For Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, it was an “easy call” when it came time to voice his opinion on North Carolina’s HB2, the nation’s first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people. The law also excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from anti-discrimination protections, and blocks municipalities from adopting their own anti-discrimination and living wage rules. In first-person opinion piece on CNBC, Sorenson wrote: “I was asked to join a group of American business leaders...
  • Chesapeake Founder Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Crash One Day After Federal Indictment

    03/02/2016 12:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/2/16 | tyler durden
    Just one day after the DOJ unveiled its had indicted Chesapeake Founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon on federal charges of conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases, moments ago the Oklahoma Police announced that he was found dead in a car accident, when while traveling in a 2013 Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed he crashed while driving on a two-lane highway and was engulfed in flames. FORMER CHESAPEAKE CEO MCCLENDON DEAD AFTER CAR ACCIDENT: CNBCOKLAHOMA CITY POLICE SAY AUBREY MCCLENDON DEADMCCLENDON WAS GOING FASTER THAN SPEED LIMIT: POLICEMCCLENDON WAS ALONE IN 2013 CHEVY...
  • NASCAR CEO, race car drivers endorse Trump

    02/29/2016 4:21:04 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 29, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Donald Trump on Monday night received endorsements from NASCAR’s CEO and several race car drivers on the eve of Super Tuesday. The GOP front-runner announced the support from Brian France at a rally in Valdosta, Ga. Retired driver Bill Elliott and current drivers Chase Elliott, Ryan Newman and David Lee Regan are also backing the real estate mogul. “Mr. Trump is changing American politics forever and his leadership and strength are desperately needed...
  • Hobby Lobby founder endorses Rubio

    02/28/2016 2:11:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | February 28, 2016 | Sarah Ferris
    The prominent conservative founder of Hobby Lobby on Sunday endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president while ripping apart GOP front-runner Donald Trump David Green, founder and CEO of the arts-and-crafts chain store, said he will vote for Rubio this week in his home state of Oklahoma, which is one of a dozen states holding primaries on Super Tuesday. "Marco Rubio has impressed us with his preparation and the way he carries himself. But most importantly, Marco regularly exhibits humility and gives the glory to God," Green wrote in a statement. "I don't see humility in Mr. Trump, and that...
  • Bill Coleman, CEO of Veritas, you are a traitor to the beliefs that America was founded on…

    02/23/2016 2:04:52 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 30 replies
    Keep America At Work ^ | February 19, 2016 | Virgil Bierschwale
    Have you forgotten this belief that allowed you to get to the level that you are at? life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream Why are you doing your best to destroy this by denying your own countrymen the opportunity to be all that they can be? "The entire Silicon Valley believes that the H-1B visa policy needs to be dramatically expanded," Bill Coleman CEO of Veritas told in an interview."We can't hire enough good people. They are just not...
  • If Obama Were A Company CEO, Would He Still Have His Job?

    02/01/2016 7:42:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/01/2016
    With real GDP growth last year coming in at 2.4%, President Obama has now managed to miss every single growth target he'd set for himself since taking office. If a CEO performed that badly, his reputation would be in ruins. When Obama came into office, he would often publicly complain about CEOs being paid too much. "What gets people upset -- and rightfully so -- are executives being rewarded for failure," he said at press conference in early 2009. Later he opined that "the compensation packages that we've seen over the last decade at least have not matched up always...
  • Wounded Warrior Project reportedly accused of wasting donor money

    01/27/2016 9:17:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CBS via FoxNews ^ | January 26, 2016 | staff
    The charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, is facing accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead of on recovery programs, according to a CBS News report.
  • CEOs Around the World Are Running Scared

    01/20/2016 12:02:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Confidence is at a low. The Davos man is, once again, less confident than he was a year ago. Only 27% of CEOs around the world think the global economy will improve in 2016, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. That was down from 37% a year ago; confidence peaked 2014 at 44%. The accounting and consulting firm released the survey of more than 1,300 top executives on the first official night of the World Economic Forum, the global confab held each year in Switzerland.
  • Global Equities' Trip Chowdhry Blasts Apple Management: 'Cook Has Zero Vision/Zero Passion[Trunc]

    01/03/2016 5:49:10 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 16 replies
    Benzinga ^ | January 3, 2015 14:26 UTC | Garrett Cook
    Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research pulls no punches in his latest Apple Inc. AAPL 1.92% In a recent note, Chowdhry called for the "completely clueless" Tim Cook to be replaced. He cited a culture of "bozos" at Apple destroying $486 billion in shareholder value under Cook's management. Apple's PE multiple under Steve Jobs was consistently above the S&P 500 PE and above 20X according to Chowdhry. The S&P 500's current 20.5X PE dwarfs the 11.5X PE Apple generated under Tim Cook and Luca Maestri leadership. The lack of reward (positive yearly stock performance) is the market's way of telling...
  • The "Robin Hood" CEO Who Famously Raised His Employees' Minimum Wage To $70,000 Has A Dirty Secret

    12/01/2015 7:48:39 PM PST · by ak267 · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-01-2015 | Tyler Durden
    When Gravity Payment's CEO Dan Price announced on April 13 that he would raise the minimum wage of his staff to $70,000 a year, the story went beyond viral: it took the media, especially the part of it which has been obsessing with income and wealth inequality which in the aftermath of Piketty would be most of it, by meteoric storm. Not only that, but the soon to be lionized young chief executive doubled down on this story of "purest of corporate nobility" by announcing he would cut his own compensation of $1.1 million to offset the cost.
  • Carly Fiorina's Track Record at HP [A Fair and Balance Look]

    09/24/2015 8:18:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/24/2015 | By Elizabeth MacDonald
    Carly Fiorina is facing a media blitz from critics, attacking her defense of her record at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) at the latest GOP debates. The track record is more nuanced than the critics let on. Fiorina came to HP during a ferocious market downturn, when the company was led by a fractious board riven by infighting. None of the presidential candidates can lay claim to what Fiorina had to contend with in the business world. During the tech boom of the late nineties, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) was bumbling along with stagnating, single-digit revenue growth, run by a notoriously dysfunctional board. Facing the...
  • Donald Trump Calls Rising CEO Pay a ‘Complete Joke’

    09/14/2015 7:03:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/14/2015 | Sam Frizzel
    Donald Trump said Sunday in an interview with CBS that ballooning CEO pay is “a total and complete joke,” sounding a populist tone as he continues to stir up the Republican base in his run for president. “It does bug me. It’s very hard if you have a free enterprise system to do anything about that,” the Republican presidential frontrunner told CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday when asked about CEO pay. “You know the boards of companies are supposed to do it but I know companies very well and the CEO puts in all his friends…and they get whatever they...
  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hack

    08/28/2015 10:56:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Avid Life Media Inc. says Noel Biderman’s departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision. “This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees,” Avid Life’s statement reads. “We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.” Biderman didn’t immediately return an email sent to his work...
  • CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Issues Warning to ISIS

    08/16/2015 9:23:33 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 17 replies
    Self ^ | 2015 | Steve Newton
    The Silver Star Families of America is a nonprofit 501 C 3 organization with one mission: To remember, honor, assist and advocate for the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces from all wars. This necessarily includes the prevention of casualties.
  • CEO Hikes Minimum Wage To $70K, Capitalist Tragicomedy Ensues [Employer Learns Lesson in Socialism]

    08/03/2015 1:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Meet 31-year-old Dan Price. Dan is the CEO of Seattle-based credit card payments processing firm Gravity Payments, and three months ago, he did a funny thing. After talking with a friend who confessed to having difficulties making student loan payments and rent each month on an annual salary of $40,000, Dan decided to set a $70,000 per year pay floor at Gravity. Dan was not, The New York Times says, looking to insert himself into "the current political clamor over low wages or the growing gap between rich and poor." All he wanted to do was improve the lives of...
  • CEO who raised workers’ minimum pay to $70,000 hits predictable problems

    08/02/2015 7:12:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Do you remember that millennial CEO from Seattle who raised the salaries of all of his employees to at least $70K to combat income inequality? That was a really inspirational story for many in the SJW movement and made Dan Price a sort of sainted figure among liberals as he paved the way toward a more fair and equal future. Unfortunately, as many conservative, free market analysts predicted at the time, such generosity can come at a cost. And now the young entrepreneur seems to be hitting the reality wall. (Fox News) The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity...
  • Maureen Dowd: Starbucks' Howard Schultz Urged to Challenge Hillary

    08/02/2015 6:05:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 1, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, is being urged to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Schultz, 62, is getting encouragement from supporters because they believe "the time is right for someone who's not a political lifer," New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said on Saturday. "It may be a tempting proposition." Raised in low-income housing in Brooklyn, Schultz later graduated from Northern Michigan University. He bought Starbucks in 1988 and built the company to where its operating income totaled $939 million in its most recent quarter, on $4.9 billion in sales. "He has strong opinions,...
  • CEO who set his firm's minimum wage to $70K hits hard times

    08/02/2015 11:51:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    He hit headlines earlier this year for declaring every one of his 120 employees would earn a minimum wage of $70,000. But now Dan Price - CEO of Seattle-based credit card processing firm Gravity Payments, who lowered his $1 million salary to better compensate employees - has fallen on hard times as a result of his bold move. However the 31-year-old, who is renting out his house to keep the salary increases going, refuses to give up. 'I'm working as hard as I ever worked to make it work,' he told The New York Times. 'I haven’t made this little...
  • SodaStream CEO Gives Amazing BDS Testimony To Congress: 'Manipulation, Violence and Destruction'

    07/31/2015 5:37:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/31/15 | Caleb Howe
    At a Congressional hearing on the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), CEO of SodaStream Daniel Birnbaum gave gripping testimony that left no question about the impact of the movement on the people and businesses in Israel and the West Bank. Legal Insurrection collected and posted video Wednesday of Birnbaum's powerful testimony. "The BDS are in the business of manipulation, violence, and destruction," says Birnbaum, as he gives a laundry list of heinous activity taken against the company for the crime of operating an open business with fair treatment of all workers from any background. "BDS tactics include intimidating, harassing,...
  • Furious Coal CEO Lets It All Out: "Obama Is Nation's Great Destroyer"

    07/26/2015 8:38:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/26/15 | Tyler Durden
    "Currently, the coal industry accounts for 7% of the gross business product of the state, but our industry pays 60% of the business taxes in West Virginia," Murray said. "Oil and gas producers are not taxed to this extent. Relief must be given to the coal industry as our coal cannot compete with that from other states, all of which have lower coal severance taxes, or none at all."
  • CEO pay at US’s largest companies up 54% since recovery began in 2009

    06/25/2015 9:32:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/25/15 | JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon earned a controversial $20m in 2014. Photograph: Jessica Rina
    While America’s CEOs have seen their compensation soar in the past six years, the average annual earnings of employees haven’t budged Psst … want to earn a CEO’s hourly wage? You can. You’ll just have to toil for about five weeks to do it, without a single day off. According to the latest annual survey by the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank, CEOs at the 350 largest companies in the country pocketed an average of $16.3m in compensation each last year. That’s up 3.9% from 2013, and a whopping gain of 54.3% since the recovery began in 2009....
  • GE CEO threatens to outsource jobs if Congress shuts down Ex-Im Bank

    06/23/2015 7:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While conservatives have been nearly unanimous in calling for the end of the Washington slush fund known as the Export-Import Bank, Congress will clearly remain under a lot of pressure from powerful business interests. The authorization for the bank is due to expire at the end of this month, so no real action is required to make it go away beyond simply doing nothing. Given how that’s what Congress is usually best at, this sounds pretty easy, but one major employer has begun leveling threats as to what will happen if they don’t get to keep the scheme in place....
  • Orange CEO: I Wish We Could 'Dump' Israel (Fench Cell co.)

    06/03/2015 2:20:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 6/3/15 | Moshe Cohen
    If he could, Stephane Richard, the CEO of French mobile company Orange said Wednesday, he would “tomorrow” end his company's association with its Israeli partner. “We want to terminate this and to fix this, we don’t want it,” Richard said at a press conference in Cairo. “In the existing contract, it gives us the option to terminate this without exposing this to a huge financial risk. If you were the CEO of this company you would act the same.” In Israel, Orange is represented by Partner Communications, and Israeli-Chinese owned concern that franchises the name Orange. The Israeli company is...
  • Highest-Paid Chiefs in 2014 (CEOs)

    05/16/2015 1:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 16, 2015
    Here are 200 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, which lists the compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies by April 30.
  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

    05/04/2015 4:26:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an accident while exercising at a resort in the Mexican town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday. He was found lying next to a treadmill Friday at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, near Puerto Vallarta. ... Goldberg left his room at about 4 p.m. to exercise, and family members went to look for him after he didn't return, the Mexican official said. He was found at about 6:30 p.m. in one of the resort's gymnasiums lying by a treadmill in a pool of blood, with a blow to the...
  • American Airlines CEO to be paid entirely in company stock

    04/23/2015 1:05:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2015 7:33 PM EDT | David Koenig
    The CEO of American Airlines received compensation valued at $12.3 million last year and will stop drawing a salary and instead be paid entirely in company stock. CEO Doug Parker said Wednesday that the change started immediately and would make his compensation more in line with shareholder interests. American Airlines Group Inc. disclosed his compensation and the other changes in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. […] Parker’s deal seems to cut against a trend in CEO pay. Stock grants were attractive just after the financial crisis of 2008 but are less appealing now after a long rally in...
  • By one measure, Hillary earned more than America's top 10 CEOs [but Hillary says they are overpaid]

    04/19/2015 11:31:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2015 | Mark Tapscott |
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is drawing a populist bead on lavish Wall Street pay packages as she revs up her march to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but in some respects the fat-per-speech fee she can charge puts her far ahead of the top 10 highest-paid American CEOs."I think it's fair to say that if you look across the country, the deck is stacked in favor of those already at the top. There's something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the American worker...," Clinton said during her first campaign swing last week at an Iowa community college....
  • Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff proclaims 3rd political party of CEO's

    04/03/2015 7:43:04 PM PDT · by StoneWallJack · 33 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/02/2015 | Charles Riley
    "This is a really important point that, you know, CEOs have a lot of power and control on investment in states and we want to invest in states where there is equality," Benioff said. "One thing that you're seeing is that there is a third [political] party emerging in this country, which is the party of CEOs," he said
  • Why Ted Cruz is Fighting ‘the Fortune 500’ on Gay Marriage

    04/03/2015 1:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 3, 2015 | David Weigel and Heidi Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues:,http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-03/why-ted-cruz-is-fighting-the-fortune-500-on-gay-marriage
  • Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama (Video)

    02/08/2015 10:18:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 47 replies
    TheGatewatPundit.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate (Video) Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might “suddenly disappear” for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate. The real Obama unemployment rate has never recovered and is still above 10%. unemployment obama Wall Street on Parade reported: Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance,rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States. Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that...
  • Economic Death Spiral: More American Businesses Dying Than Starting

    01/14/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 14 Jan 2015 | Wynton Hall
    “for the first time in 35 years, American business deaths now outnumber business births.” Clifton says for the past six years since 2008, employer business startups have fallen below the business failure rate, spurring what he calls “an underground earthquake” that only stands to worsen as lagging U.S. Census data becomes available. “Let’s get one thing clear: This economy is never truly coming back unless we reverse the birth and death trends of American businesses. ... the numbers paint an ominous portrait of America in a dire state of decline. “I don’t want to sound like a doomsayer, but when...
  • Gallup CEO Blasts US Leadership "The Economy Is Not Coming Back"

    01/14/2015 10:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/14/2015 | Jim Clifton, Gallup CEO & Chairman,
    Authored by Jim Clifton, Gallup CEO & Chairman,The U.S. now ranks not first, not second, not third, but 12th among developed nations in terms of business startup activity. Countries such as Hungary, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Israel and Italy all have higher startup rates than America does.We are behind in starting new firms per capita, and this is our single most serious economic problem. Yet it seems like a secret. You never see it mentioned in the media, nor hear from a politician that, for the first time in 35 years, American business deaths now outnumber business births.The...
  • How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

    12/02/2014 10:41:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-2-14 | Robert Lee Hotz
    Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma. By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how charismatic public speakers use their voices to dominate, rouse and influence a large audience. They are finding that successful politicians in various countries, including Italy, France and Brazil, all share key vocal qualities that strongly affect how people respond to them, independent of the meaning of the words they say or the ideas they express. In a separate analysis of some prominent business leaders, the...
  • CEOs Could Be Getting Ready To Revolt Against Obamacare

    11/29/2014 10:30:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/2014 | SHARON BEGLEY, REUTERS
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leading U.S. CEOs, angered by the Obama administration's challenge to certain "workplace wellness" programs, are threatening to side with anti-Obamacare forces unless the government backs off, according to people familiar with the matter. Major U.S. corporations have broadly supported President Barack Obama's healthcare reform despite concerns over several of its elements, largely because it included provisions encouraging the wellness programs. The programs aim to control healthcare costs by reducing smoking, obesity, hypertension and other risk factors that can lead to expensive illnesses. A bipartisan provision in the 2010 healthcare reform law allows employers to reward workers...
  • Gay Christmas: Tim Cook's gift from God

    11/03/2014 8:15:11 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 48 replies
    Provocative Vanity | Today | theBuckWheat
    I see that Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that he is gay and thanks God for this gift. In a separate story, I see that he is widely quoted in the business press as anticipating an "iPad Christmas". I also notice a picture of a Christmas tree at Apple Headquarters in an insider newsletter. Recall earlier this year that Brenden Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla because it was revealed that he had donated to a ballot initiative that opposed same-sex marriage. It was claimed that his donation showed that he deserved to lose his job...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Being Gay Is Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me”

    10/30/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Business2Community ^ | 10/30/2014 | By Steph Bazzle
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about his sexuality, for the first time openly since he was accidentally outed by a CNBC anchor back in June. He’s coming out publicly to announce that he is proud to be gay, and to speak about the things his sexuality has taught him — and how his coming out may help others. Back in June, a CNBC anchor was discussing the story of John Browne, a former CEO of BP, who left his job after being publicly outed by a tabloid paper. In response, host Simon Hobbs commented that there are many...
  • Snow plough driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk -Russian investigators

    10/20/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plough involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
  • Dunkin' Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will 'Stimulate the Economy'

    10/01/2014 8:54:27 PM PDT · by walford · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said all of the country's illegal immigrants should be legalized. In an interview on Fox Business, Travis said that comprehensive amnesty legislation "would bring about 11 million more people into the economy." He claimed it "would be a stimulus" because "there's a lot of people who want to work but can't work legally."
  • Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man

    09/25/2014 9:13:56 PM PDT · by mykroar · 60 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/24/14 | Nicole Goodkind
    Martine Rothblatt, a 59 year old entrepreneur and space lawyer, is the highest paid female executive in America. She made $38 million last year as the CEO of United Therapeutics (UTHR); a $6 billion biotech firm she founded to find a treatment for pulmonary hypertension after her daughter was diagnosed with the disease. Rothblatt's compensation is based largely on stock performance. Last year, her company received FDA approval for a medicine they had been working on for 10 years. The stock more than doubled and Rothblatt's compensation rose by a multiple of four. “I think this [pay structure] is in...
  • Larry Ellison to Step Aside as Oracle CEO

    09/18/2014 2:35:48 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shira Ovide
    Larry Ellison, a college dropout who built Oracle Corp. ORCL +1.00% into one of America's largest companies, is stepping down as chief executive, in one of the momentous corporate handovers in the history of Silicon Valley. Mr. Ellison, aged 70, has been the only CEO in the history of Oracle, which he founded in 1977 and turned into a dominant seller of database software with a market value of $182 billion. Oracle shares fell 2% in after-hours trading following the CEO news and the company's disappointing quarterly results. Mark Hurd, 57, and Safra Catz, 52, two of Mr. Ellison's deputies,...
  • Hands off My Sharing Economy

    08/24/2014 4:23:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday that the San Francisco ride-matching company had hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as a senior vice president/campaign manager. This means war -- an epic war -- that will pit Uber and the Obama Whisperer against not only what Kalanick calls "the Big Taxi cartel" but also the giant insurance industry, a friend to both political parties, and the trial lawyer lobby, a key special interest for the Democrats. "I think it's a great fit," Republican political operative Aaron McLear mused. Plouffe "sold a disruptive political candidate to...
  • Disruption Inc.

    08/14/2014 11:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "You can make money without doing evil" is No. 6 on the list of 10 things Google (the corporation) knows to be true. The Google list leaves out a few caveats. Like: You can make more money flouting antitrust laws. You can pay your brainiacs less if they believe you will retaliate if they try to go to work for someone else. U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled Friday that there was so much evidence in a class action suit against Apple, Google and other big byte corporations that she felt compelled to scotch a $324 million settlement, which...
  • Do Corporations Rule America?

    07/29/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I suppose it's natural that the average American believes that the Crash of 2008 was caused by greedy bankers and that the problem with health insurance is insurance company profits. After all, most Americans work for big companies, and they know that at any moment corporate security could appear at their cubicle to escort them to the exit. Employees know the power their bosses have over them; why shouldn't the bosses have the same power to work their will over politicians? Not only that, but politicians pose as the worker's friend. We'll protect you from the ravishings of your lascivious...
  • Workers strike for fired CEO

    07/26/2014 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Kozy · 4 replies
    MSN News ^ | 07/25/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Now front page news soon to be in the corporate obituary column. First the board has to go. Why? It does not know the grocery business let alone Market Basket's. It does not know its employees or its customers. Lets step over that bump in the road for now. They hired co-CEO's. That never works again pointing to the lace of management structure needed to run a 71 store chain. Let's step over that hurdle also. One of the co-CEO's is from Albertson which was torn apart by a strike 10 years or so ago on the West Coast. never...