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 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.

Brand Management: Lessons From Beyoncé and Reebok’s Diversity “Fail”

Andy Warhol said everyone gets 15 minutes of fame in their life. The social media version is that everyone will also suffer 15 minutes of shame. Just ask Reebok.

CEOs Could Learn From The “Queen” Of Digital

Queen Elizabeth knows that it is critical to nurture public opinion through social media and she has several very effective methods of deploying social media in royal fashion. CEOs could learn a thing or two from her methods.

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.
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