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.
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.
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.
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.
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.