Finance

What Your GC Isn’t Telling You About Compliance Risks

There’s a dangerous tendency to assume this executive has a firm handle on all aspects of compliance risk. In reality, even the best will admit in private that they, too, have blind spots. Here are three.

Hubert Joly: ‘The Whole Milton Friedman Thing Is Dead’

Joly made retail magic saving also-ran Best Buy in the age of Amazon. Now a corporate director, first-time author and HBS lecturer, he’s preaching a whole new way to win.

Can The Tail Wag The Dog For Corporate Responsibility?

As the CEO of a pet care company learned, Innovative greening strategies can bring new value for doing well by doing good.

How To Prepare Like The CEO Of Disney

In this edition of our Corporate Competitor Podcast, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek traces his remarkable journey, from humble roots running cross country in America’s industrial heartland to running one of the world’s most iconic companies.

How to Use Empathy As A Key Differentiator In M&A Success

Covid has created an urgency to prioritize humanity and empathy in the M&A process—and the need for that humane diligence won’t disappear when we reach widespread immunity.

Why PE Boards And Portfolio CEOs Don’t Always Get Along

Some of the tension between the two is borne of misaligned expectations. Less obvious, but significant, is the conflict that arises because of mismatched personality types.

How Does A CFO Assess Risk Post-Pandemic?

Texas Security Bank’s Drew Keith on what lessons he’ll take forward from the past year.

CEO Optimism Again Climbs In April Amid Soaring Vaccination Rate

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds growing confidence in the future of the economy; most now expect rising profits, revenue, hiring and capital expenditures in the coming months.

Investment Firm Pushes Collaborative Activism

If Mill Road Capital’s 'Sponsoring Investor' approach works for micro-cap companies, similar attempts by investment firms that focus on mid-cap and large-cap companies may follow.

Prepare For More Financial Scrutiny Ahead

Now is the right time for your CFO to review and strengthen your company's policies and procedures to ensure proper Covid, climate risk and ESG-related disclosures.
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CEO Confidence Continues To Slide In September As Labor, Washington And Covid Worries Grow

Chief Executive’s latest poll finds U.S. CEOs increasingly concerned that labor shortages and Biden-era policies will stall chances to rebound from the pandemic.