In his new e-book, Re-Think: A Path to the Future, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano predicts that traditional multinational firms will cease to exist and will eventually be replaced by globally integrated enterprises. These GIEs will locate departments not only in different states but even in different countries, wherever the most appropriate talent resides.
From Citibank to the Miami Heat, companies are mobilizing their expertise and capabilities as a response to Typhoon Haiyan. Corporate pledges have so far been announced that exceed $30.1 million. The need is acute: thousands have died and some 660,000 have been forced from their homes. According to the Philippine government, more than 2 million people, including 300,000 pregnant woman and new mothers, need food aid. Here is where to report any aid your company is providing, and a summary of what U.S. companies have committed to doing thus far.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is asking his fellow chief executives to push for an end to the gridlock in Washington, saying there needs to be a return of civility over partisanship. Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld compares the threat that the US might refuse to raise the debt ceiling to a “giant Taser” that will freeze confidence in the world economy, not just the U.S.