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.

Steve Ballmer: ‘Basketball Is Harder Than Business’

Steve Ballmer is a man of two passions, basketball and high-tech, and he has quickly discovered they share many of the same ups and downs.

Tesla’s Chair Needs To Get Five Things Right To Succeed

Newly-minted Tesla board chair Robyn Denholm’s real title is Elon Musk’s alter-ego - someone he can bounce ideas off and keep him out of regulatory trouble.

For CEOs On Election Day, Politics Is No Party

For CEOs, there are downsides, as well as some narrow upsides, to jumping into political hot water.

Jamie Dimon And The Scandal In Riyadh

The requirement that chief executives consider both moral and strategic imperatives will be a constant feature of the C-Suite over the next decade.

21 Amazing Lessons From Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos

Chief Executive editor-at-large Jeff Cunningham takes a deep dive into Jeff Bezos' annual letters to shareholders, and unearthed some keys to Amazon's unbelievable success.

Generation Z Is Coming To The Workplace: Are You Ready?

As members of Generation Z enter the workforce, there is likely to be a culture clash with older coworkers over disagreements in politics and hypersensitivity. Jeff Cunningham spoke with leading moral psychologist, Professor Jonathan Haidt, about this potentially troubling phenomenon and how CEOs can handle these issues at their company.

Why GE’s CEO Succession Plan Was The Exception, Not The Rule

Every CEO knows that being replaced is a potential fate, and the idea that they are more worried about someone on the board than the hundreds of candidates inside and out is ridiculous.

Should We Regulate Facebook And Google?

Arguments that regulating high-tech will crater the companies aren’t as compelling as the tech titans will have us believe.

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.
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