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.

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?

Bezos Starts The Online Drug War

Wall Street’s reaction to Amazon’s acquisition of PillPack, a small New Hampshire-based online drug retailer, sent a signal to the healthcare world that everything is different now.

Stop Apologizing — 8 Social Media Rules CEOs Should Know

Airbnb’s Instagram failure teaches us once again, be political but do it on your own time.

Former Intel CEO Krzanich — What Was He Thinking?

The risks of having an extramarital affair, even when it is consensual, as former Intel CEO Brian Krzanich did, can result in personal outcomes too devastating to contemplate.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal: Reshaping The Media And Internet Industries

Whether the AT&T-Time Warner merger will result in abject failure or a bellwether that will reshape and recombine the media and internet industries depends on how the consumer and other players in the game respond.

Former Samsonite CEO Ramesh Tainwala’s Self-Inflicted Injury

Samsonite’s board fired CEO Ramesh Tainwala for ​a self-inflicted injury—​trying to get away with lying in a big data world.

GE Is Evolving In The Age Of Disruption

Today, GE is going through is a disruption that will repeat itself in waves throughout the corporate universe.

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.

Why Starbucks CEO Johnson Responded To Racism Charges With An Apology

After a simple customer relations snafu turned into a social media nightmare, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson woke up and smelled the coffee.

Why Jeff Bezos Is Holding Back Response To Trump’s Attacks

In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has publicly criticized Amazon more than five times over tax issues and his ownership of the Washington Post. The curious thing is why Bezos is so restrained.
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