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Yahoo!’s yin and yang The world’s second biggest search engine company Yahoo! Inc. may have ridden over its yin and discovered its yang as it announced, last Tuesday, that its third quarter revenue grew to at $1.8 billion, a 12 percent rise from the same period last year, beating Wall Street’s lower expectations. Its net profit slid to $151 million from ...

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Corporate Governance Reform Hits a High Note

A fortnight after Michael T. Dan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Brink’s Company said that the share repurchase authorization by the company’s board of directors for the purchase of up to $100 million of the company’s outstanding common shares demonstrates our ongoing commitment to increasing value for all of our shareholders came the call that Dan’s roles ...

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Fake Fortune 500 CEO blogs, and the real ones! The fear of an unhealthy explosion of blog havens notwithstanding, debates and discussions over whether CEOs should blog are on both within the mainstream media and the blogosphere. Irrespective of the brouhaha, some “real” CEOs are using them to speak for the companies they head as well as for themselves. Away from ...

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Skype and all that hype! A press release on October 1 said that Morten Lund, founding investor of “global technology giant” Skype (bought by dotcom auction giant eBay for $2.6 billion in 2005) and recent investor in United Mobile, and the company’s CEO Sven Donhuysen will embark on a risky yet adventurous flight around the world in a single engine Pilatus ...

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Coinciding moments of turbulence! Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan’s book The Age of Turbulence topped the Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com online best-seller charts last week. The encouraging sale of the book coincided with a turbulent week for the markets that, according to the must-read blog Market Insider by CNBC’s Patti Domm “are trying to find the right pitch after ...

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Jonathan Schwartz took his “Most Popular CEO Blogger” tag a notch higher last week, when he declared that “SUNW represents the past, and its not without a nostalgic nod that we’ve decided to look ahead.” In other words, this week Sun Microsystems will change its trading symbol on the Nasdaq from SUNW to JAVA, the programming language founded by the ...

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More for stakeholders, less for themselves

Apart from all the plausible reasons being churned out by observers on the naming of Richard Anderson as CEO of Delta Airlines and Robert Nardelli as Chairman and CEO of Chrysler – unarguably two of the most surprising changes at the top within a span of 15 days – one fact rings out loud: Both the men have proven backgrounds ...

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Getting to the Root of Fraud and Corruption

Amidst the buzz over the fifth anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and its mixed success as perceived by regulators,  business and the media, is the stark reality of an 82 year old man, with severe health problems, and his 51 year old son beginning their prison sentences for what is being seen as the largest corporate fraud and conspiracy ...

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Iacocca’s Nine Cs of Leadership

I’ve never been Commander in Chief, but I’ve been a CEO. I understand a few things about leadership at the top. I’ve figured out nine points-not ten [I don't want people accusing me of thinking I'm Moses]. I call them the “Nine Cs of Leadership”  - says an excerpt from former Chrysler Chairman and CEO Lee Iacocca’s Where Have All ...

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