Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

A Spike in Corporate Inversions

Source: Ways and Means Committee Democrats

Category: Corporate Management, Taxes and Policy

Short-Term Thinking

From Dealbook: From Wall Street to Washington and in the towers of academia, people are buzzing about what some say is the pernicious focus in corporate America on short-term profits. To understand the debate, it helps to understand the various forces that contribute to the pressures on companies to focus on short-term financial results. Those…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media

Buybacks Are Overrated

During the past three years, members of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index have spent more than $1.5 trillion buying back stock. This has led to a reduction in their shares outstanding of at least 4 percent in just the past year alone, by some measures. Or has it?    A recent research report published by Research…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Finance, M&A

ESPN & Grantland

We can debate the financial viability of “Grantland” all day long. But we cannot debate the fact that the site was synonymous with Bill Simmons, and without him it’s toast. Unlike the “Wall Street Journal”‘s digital coverage. Did you see the paper held a tech conference in Laguna with even more heavyweights than Recode? Illustrating…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Sports, Think Tank, Web/Tech

Forget “Steve Jobs,” Get Ready For “Michael Dell”

  Forget “Steve Jobs,” Get Ready For “Michael Dell” – CONAN on TBS  

Category: Corporate Management, Humor, M&A, Technology

Jamie Dimon, JPM CEO, Interviewed by Stephanie Ruhle on BloombergTV

Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer at JPMorgan, talks with Stephanie Ruhle about concerns over tech valuations, markets on the lookout for the next black swan and what he expects from a Federal Reserve rate hike. He speaks on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.”


Jamie Dimon: Tech Valuations Are ‘A Little High

Source: Bloomberg, October 19, 2015
Jamie Dimon: Banks ‘Got Tarnished’ By Financial Crisis

Source: Bloomberg, October 19, 2015

Dimon Says CEOs Should Focus on Long Term, Not Analyst Estimates

Source: Bloomberg, October 19, 2015

Dimon: Impossible for Banks to Fight U.S. Government

Source: Bloomberg, October 19, 2015

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Video

Brief Eight-Decade History of Volkswagen

During the Second World War, the company was almost bombed out of existence, but today its 600,000 employees make roughly one out of every nine vehicles in the world.

Volkswagen’s Eight-Decade Road to Disaster

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Corporate Management, Video

It isn’t a Lehman Moment if . . .

Awesome column by my BV colleague Mark Gilbert, observing that true ‘Lehman Moments’ must clear certain hurdles — and most that are beinfg termed that simply don’t.   It isn’t a Lehman Moment . . . • If people are calling it one. • Unless somewhere in Germany there is a Landesbank up to its neck…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Legal, Really, really bad calls

Most Competitive Countries in the World

113 indicators from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2015-16 (via  Bloomberg) leads to a not at all Lettermanesque top 10 list of most competitive countries in the world.  Here’s a look at this year’s top 10: Switzerland Singapore United States Germany Netherlands Japan Hong Kong Finland Sweden United Kingdom Fascinating list . . ….Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Lowering Medicare Part D Prices

Of all of the many poor domestic tax decisions that came out of the Bush Administration, the massive corporate giveaway that is Medicaid Part D was one of the most offensive. A new study has found that this is a very expensive mistake. Its title: “Medicare Part D pays needlessly high brand-name drug prices compared with other…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy