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How Effective Is Your Senior Team?

CEO of the Year Event Thursday, July 17th, 2008 NYSE Euronext – 6th FloorNew York, NY Agenda 3:45 PM Registration and refreshments 4:15 PM Introductions 5:30 PM Roundtable Discussion 5:45 PM Final Remarks & SummaryNow more than ever CEOs rely on their senior team–more often several teams–because the top job is simply too big for one person and the days of the “heroic” CEO are clearly over. (We trust ...

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CEO Confidence Index June 2008


Employment Confidence and Investment Confidence Hit Lowest Levels Ever CEOs: US Needs Lower Taxes, Lower Regulations, Privatized Education, and Freer Trade

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CEO Transitions

Company: American International Group IncExecutive Name: Martin Sullivan Title: CEO Reason: “Fired by the board after the company suffered two quarters of record losses from risky mortgage bets and its share price more than halved over the past year.” Period: 2005 – June 2008 Successor: Robert B. Willumstad Total Compensation for the year 2007 (in $): 14,330,736Severance Package: According to Def 14A of the filings ...

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Time for Rational Solutions to Climate Change Is Overdue


Concern over global warming has reached the point where both Presidential candidates are vying to prove that they are the sincerest champions of its remedy. To paraphrase Richard Nixon, we are all warmers now. Although the science is far from settled, as many would have us believe, that point is now moot. Some form of climate-change legislation is barreling down ...

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CEO of the Year 2008

The 23rd Chief Executive of the Year CelebrationNEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE2 BROAD STREET (Between Wall Street & Exchange Place)NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORKThe recipients of Chief Executive magazine’s annual CEO of the Year award all have one thing in common – the esteem of other industry leaders.  For 23 years, Chief Executive together with the CEO community have taken this ...

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CEO of The Year 2008

Chief Executive magazine has announced that Anne Mulcahy, Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation, has been selected by her peers as “CEO of the Year.” She joins an impressive group of past winners including: Bob Ulrich, Target, John Chambers, Cisco Inc., and Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp. Mulcahy will be presented with the CEO of the Year award at a dinner at the ...

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Is Countrywide a Governance Train Wreck?

Just four years ago, Countrywide, and its cofounding CEO, Angelo Mozilo, seemed positively prescient. Quickly seizing on the popularity of adjustable rate mortgages in 2004, the firm came up with a smorgasbord of new alternative loan products, diving into the subprime market and quickly grabbing share from competitors. Countrywide leapt out in front as the nation’s No. 1 mortgage originator ...

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