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.

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.

Should CEOs Welcome The Activist Embrace?

The Dollar Tree-Starboard Value situation leads to a bigger question: are activists the enemy or should they be treated like Wall Street runners with an urgent message?

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

According to our Jeff Cunningham, three things will be on the corporate strategy radar throughout 2019: Trump, gender equality and technology.

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.

Will China’s Xi Play Trump’s Trade Game?

When Air Force One lands in Buenos Aires on Friday morning for the G20 meeting, President Trump will be competing with China's Xi in the highest stakes poker game of his life.

J.Crew’s Pop-Up CEO Office

The board and significant shareholders of J.Crew threw a short-term Hail Mary pass to prevent more senior executive departures.
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