How Long Do CEOs Keep Their Jobs?

October 8, 2019 All Industries IPO

It’s not your imagination: CEOs aren’t lasting that long. The recent news of scandal and bungled initial public offerings are only a handful of reasons why CEOs have lost their jobs.

What Makes an Attractive IPO?

September 18, 2019 All Industries IPO

Despite a government shutdown in early 2019, the IPO market has been fairly strong. Early signs indicate that 2019 could come close to a record last set in 2000, when $97 billion was raised in the dot-com bubble.

Bridging the Gap On the Leadership Team

August 27, 2019 Technology Technology Trends

Five years ago, Microsoft Corp. was in a tight spot. It was unable to take the smartphone market from Apple, the cloud sector from Amazon.com or search from Google, according to Nigel Vaz, digital transformation consultant and CEO of Publicis.Sapient. Microsoft seemed to be teetering right as Satya Nadella became CEO in 2014 and began transforming the company.

Are Corporations Required to Act Like Sociopaths?

August 13, 2019 All Industries ESG

The latest salvo in the debate over the role of the corporation in society was struck by Jamie Gamble, a former lawyer for the insurance company American Insurance Group during the financial crisis and beyond. He proposed in an essay that modern executives are “legally obligated to act like sociopaths,” because of settled law for most corporate charters that puts shareholder rights above employees, the environment, customers and the community at large.