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Should You Do Away With Weekly Meetings?

Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss goes ballistic when challenged about the value of the day’s big meeting: “I called this meeting, and it’s not a meeting until someone’s time gets wasted!” That’s not far from the truth, though the motivation for meetings at most large companies is usually more benign.

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Total Moves Quickly to Name Patrick Pouyanné CEO

Total SA ’s board of directors on Wednesday named refining and chemicals head Patrick Pouyanné as its new chief executive, installing a company veteran to navigate the oil major through a period of sliding oil prices and uncertain politics in Russia, where it has made a large bet.

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