Category: Leadership

With Autonomy, H-P Bought An Old-Fashioned Accounting Scandal. Here’s How It Worked.

With Autonomy, H-P Bought An Old-Fashioned Accounting Scandal. Here’s How It Worked.

      Whitman: $8.8 billion worth of vaporware (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The story was first told to me late last year, and like a lot of stories of financial impropriety inside a huge...

China’s Anti-Reformers Take Over

China’s Anti-Reformers Take Over

  The Communist Party of China’s new Politburo Standing Committee, the nation’s top decision-making body (L-R) Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Gaoli, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan meet the press...

Could Under Armour Billionaire Kevin Plank Bankroll Maryland’s Move To The Big Ten?

Could Under Armour Billionaire Kevin Plank Bankroll Maryland’s Move To The Big Ten?

      comments, called-out + Comment now   + Comment now Welcome to the new landscape of college sports, where billionaire boosters and eight-figure payouts cause universities to abandon rivalries decades in the...

Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Chats Reportedly Extended To Buffett, JPMorgan’s Dimon

Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Chats Reportedly Extended To Buffett, JPMorgan’s Dimon

    Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. leaves the hearing room after testifying before the US Senate Banking Committee full committee hearing on ‘A Breakdown...

The Best States To Save Money On Car Insurance

The Best States To Save Money On Car Insurance

When times are tough, consumers often cut back household spending by doing things like dropping their premium cable TV service or choosing a cheaper cell phone plan. One place they don’t look often enough...

The Mysteries of Finance: What Do Canadians Know that Americans Don’t?

The Mysteries of Finance: What Do Canadians Know that Americans Don’t?

The U.S. dollar valued in Canadian money: All downhill since 2008 — and a fall of more than one-third since George W. Bush took office in 2002. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HALIFAX, N.S. I have...

Protecting the Electric Grid from Terrorism — Nobody is in Charge

Protecting the Electric Grid from Terrorism — Nobody is in Charge

This week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its study Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System, a work prepared at the request of the Department of Homeland Security.   This report has been kept...

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career

“How do you signal to the world you’re leadership material?” asks Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) inNew York. “You don’t get a shot at...

How to Amass and Lose a Fortune on Wall Street

How to Amass and Lose a Fortune on Wall Street

English: Wall Street sign on Wall Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Remember one month ago, when the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) was heading for 1500, and investors seem to think that equities are the best game in...

The end of Hostess

The end of Hostess

  Snack time is over for the maker of the iconic Twinkie and other lunchbox staples. By David A. Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE — The fat lady — the one who apparently ate too many...