Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

Corporate Guidance


Source: Dilbert

Category: Corporate Management, Humor

How to Become a Bank

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Digital Media, Finance

Worst. Idea. Ever.

Every now and then a remarkably bad idea springs to life. It gets debated, ridiculed and eventually discarded. In the marketplace of ideas, free and open debate help to determine which ideas are useful and which wind up in the rubbish heap. (John Stuart Mill was onto something). We tolerate reprehensible ideas because, ultimately, free…Read More

Category: Analysts, Corporate Management, Earnings, Really, really bad calls, Regulation

As Goes Apple, So Goes the Market?

With the stock markets down almost (OMG!) 5 percent from their all-time highs, lots of folks are looking for signs that the bull is dying, if not dead. One of the more portentous omens is the recent decline and volatility of Apple’s stock. Or so it seems. For reasons too numerous to list here, Apple…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings, Economy, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

Five Big Brands Using Renewable Energy

Source: Make It Cheaper

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Energy

Trump Rules

He can’t win and he shouldn’t… But it’s mindblowing to watch the pundits and players react to his statements. I’ve got no love for John McCain, but he’s an untouchable. You can’t question the man because of his war hero status. But what if you questioned that itself? What if you refused to play by…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Corporate Management, Crony Capitalists, Politics, Think Tank

The End of the Gasoline Fueled Automobiles In Your Lifetime

Source: Bloomberg   Tesla has rocked the world of high-performance automobiles with the introduction of its new “Ludicrous mode.” The internal-combustion engine business may never be the same. Regular readers of mine usually know at least two things about me: First, I believe that all predictions are silly, more about marketing than actually trying to figure out what…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Corporate Management, Energy, Technology

Who Is Apple ?

Individuals matter. Jimmy Iovine willed Interscope to success. And Steve Jobs did the same with Apple. But now he’s gone and Apple is hurting. APPLE WATCH Tech is about a level playing ground, albeit an oftentimes expensive one. Everybody gets to eat at the buffet, as long as they can afford the entry ticket. But…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Technology, Think Tank

CEO Pay Boosted by Stock Buybacks

Buybacks and Dividends Are Making CEOs Even Richer Source: Bloomberg

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Finance

How Much Do Silicon Valley Firms Really Earn?

If you missed the big Barron’s article (How Much Do Silicon Valley Firms Really Earn?) story this past weekend on Silicon Valley’s accounting, you should definitely check it out. There has always been a element of bullshit in not expensing stock options, but this has now moved towards absurdity.   Compaore & Contrast Source: Barron’s

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income