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 Cost Of Scandal: Facebook, Uber, United And VW

ASU/Thunderbird's recent survey on brand reputation revealed the corporate scandal version of Newton’s Law: “companies that get in trouble, tend to stay in trouble.”

Finding The World’s Most Admired Companies In 2018

The Thunderbird top 20 include Apple, LG, SAP, Swatch, Spotify, Toyota, Zara, Ferrari, Lego, Huawei, and L’Oréal.

What Can We Learn From Les Moonves?

The brilliant network honcho was wired in a way that he understood public taste better than anyone. Why did his instinct desert him when he needed it most?

Why Elon Musk Isn’t Going Anywhere—At Least Not Right Away

With Elon Musk's recent unpredictable behavior, Tesla's board has only one choice—get the chief executive under control. Regardless, Musk isn’t going anywhere, or at least not right away.

Top CEOs Say Trump Courts Economic Failure Through Anti-Immigration

Immigration just shifted from the front pages to the business section, according to the leading CEOs in the nation, like Apple’s Tim Cook and Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan.

Will Trump’s Six-Month SEC Checkup Reduce Short-Termism?

In America, we clean our teeth every six months and report our public company financials every three. Now, to root out short-term thinking in the C-Suite, President Trump has tweeted that what’s right for dentists is good for American business.

Why Did Harley-Davidson Get Cute With Trump?

If you run a global business like Harley-Davidson in the age of Trump, your company either learns to play a new game or finds itself in the crosshairs during an election year.

When Politics And Business Clash

When it comes to dealing with customers divided along ideological lines, there aren’t any simple choices.

Elon Musk Goes To Charm School

Wall Street thought Elon Musk was apologizing. He was letting them know he’s been studying for the next chapter of his incredible journey.

What Papa John Schnatter Didn’t Get About Being A CEO

There are no more organizations left to fire Papa John Schnatter, no more boards to resign. So how did such a storied entrepreneur take such a wrong turn?
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