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 Endurance Of Elon Musk

Elon Musk's willingness to devote “extreme effort and relentless creativity” is what matters most as Tesla’s market value propels past GM, Nissan, Subaru, Ford, Chrysler and Mercedes (Daimler).

When It’s Better When Employees Disagree With You

Research shows that when individuals argue over a decision, it achieves better outcomes. Learn from Lehman Brothers.

CEOs Need To Speak Twitterese To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

While questioned by the reigning queen of the new Democratic Party, Wells Fargo Tim Sloan demonstrated he lacks the communication skills required to do battle in the digital era.

Elizabeth Warren’s War On Big Tech

The Senator from Massachusetts is threatening to break up Silicon Valley. It could be the best thing that ever happened.

The King Of Queens And Amazon

Chief executives may be asking if an unknown like Senator Michael Gianaris could wipe the pavement with Jeff Bezos, what happens to the rest of us?

Warren Buffett Teaches Politicians Business 101

Politicians may not agree on the country’s border or whether to fund the Federal budget, but they concur on why America is in such a sad state of despair. It turns out companies buying back their shares is the real problem.

Setting The Record Straight On The Great Recession Of 2008

We speak to Laurence Ball, Professor of Economics and Department Chair at Johns Hopkins University, on why the government was so quick to lay blame on the bankers for the Great Recession of '08.

An Economy of Talent: Harvard’s Bill Kerr On ‘Talent Immigrants’

To get an unbiased opinion on the complicated question of immigration, we asked Harvard’s Bill Kerr for his take on the migrant caravan, Trump, and how talent immigrants fit into global innovation strategy.

Larry Fink: Greed Was Good, Purpose Is Better

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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