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Does CEO Pay Align With Performance?

An annual study by the global consulting firm Watson Wyatt revealed that compensation committees at U.S. companies had been making significant adjustments to how they compensate their chief executives even prior to the recent financial crisis, marking a clear departure from the age-old practice of honoring popular executives with extra premium packages.

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The Significance of Marketing in Challenging Times

While most of the companies are busy cutting cost and downsizing budgets owing to the current economic crisis, industry pundits are of the opinion that it is not only essential to hold on to the existing marketing budget allocations, but also bolster them to extract maximum out of the opportunities triggered by the onset of recession.’   “Don’t cut that ...

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What Should High Net Worth Individuals Do?

Amidst fears of an impending tough tax regime during Obama presidency, tax experts are of the opinion that High Net Worth individuals such as CEOs, Major League Baseball players and other executive officials, who earn in excess of $250,000 annually, should move to protect their assets now and failing to do so would mean losing millions of dollars in taxable ...

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CEOs Are No Corporate Saviors

While the outrage over excessive executive pay to poor performing CEOs is apparently justified, Mike Critelli, the former CEO and the outgoing Executive Chairman of Pitney Bowes, a Stamford, Connecticut-based provider of goods and services related to mail stream, believes it is a wrong notion to consider CEOs as corporate saviors.

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What does Sun Microsystems Mean?

  Consistently marred by poor marketing strategies, marketing experts believe, Sun Microsystems’ identity has come in for severe beating. “I must admit that I’ve never been a fan of Sun’s marketing. I never liked the “we’re the dot in dot com” campaign. I never liked the way they marketed Java,” says Mark Logic CEO Dave Kellog in his blog post ...

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American Workers Think Obama Will Make a Better Boss

While the job creators in America might want John McCain to be the next U.S president, the American workforce is keen to have Obama seated at the top slot. The Workplace Insights survey which examined overall employee sentiments when it comes to their bosses, found that majority of the respondents in the survey believe Barack Obama will make a better ...

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Why Social Media is Good for Advertising?

  As the recession begins to bite, marketing professionals believe brands are finding difficulty in reaching their customers. Additionally, with diminishing returns in offline advertising and apparently declining results of traditional television advertising, industry experts are of the opinion that advertising through the online platform piggybacking social media will be the key for restoring the dwindling faith of the advertisement ...

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Automation Processes Destroy Wall Street

  Corroborating industry experts’ views, even CEOs such as George F. Colony, increasingly believe unregulated financial instruments invented by Wall Street are responsible for the untimely demise of some of the biggest Wall Street firms leading to the near nationalization of the Wall Street. Commenting on how some arcane Wall Street financial instruments magnified the current economic crisis, George F. ...

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Small Business Owners Seek Relief

Consistently marred by a declining economy small business owners are increasingly voicing concerns on what they term as “partial attitude” of the federal government and its allied agencies. Small business owners are blaming the federal government for its lackluster attitude towards small business enterprises, while it is actively patronizing bigger Wall Street firms hit by the sub prime crisis.“The nation’s ...

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