Jeff Cunningham

Jeff Cunningham
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Jeff Cunningham is Chief Executive magazine's editor-at-large and a professor of leadership at Arizona State University/Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he has also endowed the Cunningham Global Fellowship for next-generation leaders. He also is the founder of Thunderbird Opinions poll of business trends. He was previously publisher of Forbes Magazine and CEO of Zip2 (founded by Elon Musk). Watch his YouTube interviews at Iconic Voices and connect on Twitter @CunninghamJeff and LinkedIn.

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Although Larry Fink’s latest letter does have a Ben Franklin-like tone, the message is bold and heretical, and better than its sodden prose.

The Year Scandal Turned Into A Business

United, Starbucks and Amazon taught CEOs in 2018 they should be on the alert because corporate scandals can work against them in many ways.

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Trump, Gender Equality And Technology On CEOs’ Radar In 2019

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Trump, Bezos, Musk And The Biggest Business Stories Of 2018

Chief Executive Magazine looks back over a tumultuous and disruptive year for business. The list of things that mattered the most starts with Trump, Bezos, and Musk, not surprisingly.

The 20 Best Books For Business In 2018

These 20 outstanding reads are not ‘how to’ books about business, but about the deeper things you need to know to deal with the fundamental challenges of our complex and volatile world.

Who Killed GE? Not Jeff Immelt

If you want to know what really happened to General Electric, the first thing is to stop playing the blame game.

Google’s CEO Makes Friends On Capitol Hill, Enemies At Headquarters

Google's CEO spoke to a somewhat dour but relaxed group of Congressmen on a variety of subjects pertaining to the tech giant. But the real story may be what the hearing failed to address.

Les Moonves And The Failures of The CBS Board

Just as the CBS board of directors once ignored Les Moonves' alleged misconduct, they now face a new distraction from the departed CEO.
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