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.

What Amazon And Bezos Are Teaching Others About Fighting Back

Amazon and its iconic founder are proving that fighting back against populist fervor is not only the best defense but the only one that works.

Elon Musk Shows Us Great Isn’t Always Easy

Tesla’s annual meeting taught the corporate governance community that shareholder independence is alive and well.

Why Bernie Sanders Turned Walmart’s Wages Into A Scandal

During an election year, we expect to see attacks against our leading businesses by progressive-minded politicians. But why are they doing it?

Sephora Needs a Day of Celebrity Training

Sephora's incident with the Grammy-nominated singer SZA is an example of companies needing to be aware of a digital danger zone from which they cannot escape unharmed.

The Media, Greedy Lawyers And A Lesson In Brand Assassination

Like Reebok learned the hard way, LaCroix is understanding proactive brand management is an absolute must in 2019. If your company hasn’t figured it out, you have to be prepared to do more than build a brand, you need to defend it.

The Thing Soledad O’Brien Learned After Starting Her Own Company

Jeff Cunningham got a chance to speak with TV personality and business leader Soledad O'Brien about what it’s like being a CEO, negotiator, and still occasionally, a mother of four.

Uber’s IPO Will Bring Riches—Will It Bring Respect?

Silicon Valley’s bad boy is launching one of the richest IPOs in history; but will it gain the admiration of regulators, politicians, and most importantly, its drivers?

Ralph Lauren Is Being Disrupted In Real Time

It is a cliche to say ‘digital is eating the world,’ but the reality is the world is gorging on digital, like tourists at a salad bar. But the switch between the old and new is going one way

In a Gender vs. CEO Lawsuit, Facts Are Sometimes Optional

The CEO of an Indian consulting company celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary where cake was served. The outcome was more than melted candles; he was charged with gender discrimination.

The Trouble With Business Transformation

GE didn’t change quickly enough and Lehman changed too fast. Transformations go wrong because of the timing, the team, and in some cases, the strategy.
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