Category: Leadership

Everyone’s Freaking Out Over Instagram Turning Users’ Photos Into Ads (Even Though Most Grams Are Already Ads)

Everyone’s Freaking Out Over Instagram Turning Users’ Photos Into Ads (Even Though Most Grams Are Already Ads)

Instagram comes up with a money filter Instagram is adding a monetization filter to its precious photo-sharing service. In a change to its privacy policy that has everyone in my Twitter feed freaking out,...

Thanks to Facebook, U.S. Paces Softer Global IPO Market

Thanks to Facebook, U.S. Paces Softer Global IPO Market

  It was a down year for initial public offerings in 2012, with global IPO issuance down 29.7% to $97 billion, but a social network’s May debut put the U.S. market on top of...

What Common Dream Jobs Actually Pay

What Common Dream Jobs Actually Pay

Last month my colleague Meghan Casserly laid out the most common career aspirations of U.S. professionals as children. She got the data from a LinkedIn survey, which asked 8,000 people what they wanted to be when they grew up....

Chinese Investment Group To Buy AIG’s Aircraft Leasing Unit For $4.3 Billion

Chinese Investment Group To Buy AIG’s Aircraft Leasing Unit For $4.3 Billion

Chinese direct investments in North America are on a roll. On Friday, Canada approved a $15 billion oil-company sale to state-owned CNOOC, the biggest single overseas acquisition by a Chinese firm. Now it’s AIG,...

As Washington Barrels Toward Fiscal Cliff, FOMC Should Freeze

As Washington Barrels Toward Fiscal Cliff, FOMC Should Freeze

Well, it looks like our leaders have chosen not to put a fence at the top of the fiscal cliff, but to count on an ambulance at the bottom to clean up the mess....

Move Over, Michigan, China Is The World’s Next Rust Belt

Move Over, Michigan, China Is The World’s Next Rust Belt

    Police cordon off a road near Foxconn’s plant in Taiyuan, China, in September after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees injured 40 people. Labor issues are among the many factors...

Billionaires’ Big Bonuses Ahead Of The Fiscal Cliff

Billionaires’ Big Bonuses Ahead Of The Fiscal Cliff

Las Vegas Sands’ chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson. As Congress stumbles toward the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will be triggered on New Year’s Day, a record number of American companies have...

Billionaire KKR Co-Founder George Roberts Gives $50 Million To Claremont McKenna College

Billionaire KKR Co-Founder George Roberts Gives $50 Million To Claremont McKenna College

      Billionaire businessman and KKR co-founder George Roberts is making a headline-grabbing $50 million gift to alma mater Claremont McKenna College, the Southern California college announced Wednesday. The gift is unrestricted –meaning...

Why Job Growth Is Overrated

Why Job Growth Is Overrated

  Believe it or not, I’m for fewer jobs, not more. Throughout 2012 we heard politicians and pundits of all stripes yammering endlessly on the need for job growth—that we don’t have enough jobs....

How Congress Could Cut The Charitable Deduction Without Hurting Philanthropy

How Congress Could Cut The Charitable Deduction Without Hurting Philanthropy

Howard Gleckman, Contributor       Photo credit: Wikipedia If income tax deductions are capped or limited—ideas that often come up in the debate over both the fiscal cliff and long-run tax reform—the biggest losers...