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.

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The Worst Gamble Of Steve Wynn’s Life

When dealing with a salacious crisis, it is imperative to recognize that for Wynn — and others — the worst is yet to come.

Will The ‘Davos Effect’ Boost Trump’s Standing?

Will the Davos Effect become the tipping point for a reversal of President Trump’s long and winding road to the most unpopular Presidency in recent history?

For Meg Whitman, 61 Is The New 21

Why did the most experienced woman in Silicon Valley, Meg Whitman, 61, leave venerable Hewlett Packard to join a mobile content startup venture aptly named NewTV? Because Jeffrey Katzenberg, former co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, asked her to.

Did Jeff Immelt Fumble The GE Handoff?

Once considered the best-managed company in America, a stalwart top 10 in the S&P 500 with a dividend safer than Fort Knox, General Electric has suffered a series of crushing blows to its reputation.

Khodorkovsky On The Challenge Of Building A Successful Business

Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky weighs in on building Yukos into one of Russia’s largest oil companies and the difference in managing a workforce in Russia and in the U.S.

Warren Buffett On The Media’s Biggest Sin

Warren Buffett has spent more time talking to journalists than any CEO in America. The reason he says is partially because he’s in his 80s, and the other part is that he likes journalists. But he says even the good ones have a blind spot called confirmation bias.

Why Getting Fired Could Be The Best Thing For Your Career

Many famous people would be nobody if not for the pink slip. Learn why getting fired may not be the worst thing to happen in your career.

What Lessons Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Learned From the Financial...

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein weighs in on the company’s role in the financial crisis, how to improve corporate governance, and dealing with the firm’s reputation in a decidedly anti-business environment in this Q&A with Jeffrey Cunningham.

Steve Jobs Didn’t Invent Creativity, He Nurtured It

For someone with lousy people skills, Steve Jobs knew how to bring out the best in them, particularly on the creative side.
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