Category: Leadership

Obama Blocks China’s Second-Richest Man From Owning Wind Farm Near Secret Navy Base

Obama Blocks China’s Second-Richest Man From Owning Wind Farm Near Secret Navy Base

President Obama made a fascinating move yesterday in issuing an executive order prohibiting a Chinese company from owning and operating a wind farm near the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility in Boardman, Ore. The base is...

Are Taxpayers Paying for Free Cell Phones?

Are Taxpayers Paying for Free Cell Phones?

Image via Wikipedia This week, after a number of news programs ran stories about free cell phones being distributed to welfare recipients, I received a bunch of inquiries asking whether it was true. Specifically,...

Falcone’s Fall: How A Billionaire Gambled On Washington And Lost

Falcone’s Fall: How A Billionaire Gambled On Washington And Lost

Phil Falcone made a $10 billion score betting against subprime mortgages, including an estimated $1.7 billion for himself. Then he steered his Harbinger Capital right off a cliff, betting $4 billion on the equivalent...

How The Housing Recovery Will Take Shape In Coming Months

How The Housing Recovery Will Take Shape In Coming Months

(Image credit: Getty Images North America via @daylife) More good news on the home front.  The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index indicates that home prices gained 1.6% in July compared to a year earlier. Every city...

Baltimore: The city that sues the banks

Baltimore: The city that sues the banks

The Libor scandal plays out in an unlikely place – the streets of Charm City. FORTUNE — It has been a year since Baltimore sued the big banks — Bank of America (BAC), Barclays...

Companies turn to brain games to tackle work stress

Companies turn to brain games to tackle work stress

Some employers are expanding their wellness programs to include brain function exercises to help employees manage stress amid increased demands on their time and attention.By Katherine Reynolds Lewis   FORTUNE — Jeanne Siersdorfer is...

Joe Ricketts: The new billionaire political activist

Joe Ricketts: The new billionaire political activist

After amassing great wealth building TD Ameritrade, Joe Ricketts bought the Chicago Cubs for his family. Now he is spending millions to promote his political vision and unseat the president. Meet a big behind-the-scenes...

The Education Of Oprah Winfrey: How She Saved Her South African School

The Education Of Oprah Winfrey: How She Saved Her South African School

Eighteen-year-old Mashadi is typical: Her father died four years ago, leaving her mother as the sole breadwinner. But as her former classmates remember the miners, she’s preparing for a new ritual. That same week...

Zuckerberg’s Remarks Give Facebook Shares a Boost — But Can He Deliver?

Zuckerberg’s Remarks Give Facebook Shares a Boost — But Can He Deliver?

On Wall Street, confidence in corporate management is crucial. Zuckerberg outlined his strategic vision. Now, Facebook needs to execute. After three months of radio silence from top Facebook executives following the company’s controversial IPO,...

3 Questions To Help You Align Company Culture With Core Values

3 Questions To Help You Align Company Culture With Core Values

Calliope Learning Values (Photo credit: Intersection Consulting) While walking a potential investor through my first company’s office, he suddenly stopped to take a few deep breaths. I thought something was wrong until he told...