Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

Capex Boom Coming?

From Torsten Sløk:

Private sector R&D investment is growing at the fastest rate since the recession, see chart below. And more R&D normally means more capex and higher productivity. Note also how R&D is weak in the first few years after a recession and then begins to take off as corporate confidence comes back.


Source: Torsten Sløk, Ph.D., Deutsche Bank Research

Category: Corporate Management, Economy

Marissa Mayer Has Completed Step One

Source: Medium

Category: Corporate Management, Technology

Wal-Mart’s Plan to Boost Pay, State by State

Regarding yesterday’s discussion on Wal-Mart’s pay raise, check out this informative map from the WSJ:     Source: WSJ

Category: Corporate Management, Wages & Income

10 Insane Things We Believe On Wall Street

To outsiders, Wall Street is a manic, dangerous and ridiculous republic unto itself – a sort of bizarro world where nothing adds up and common sense is virtually inapplicable. Consider the following insane things that we believe on Wall Street, that make no sense whatsoever in the real world: 1. Falling gas and home heating…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Investing, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls

9 Out Of 10 Big Pharma Companies Spent More On Marketing Than On R&D

Source: Dadaviz See Also: John Oliver attacked Big Pharma last night. Here’s one important thing he left out. (WonkBlog)

Category: Corporate Management, Markets, Science

Adventures in Banking: Responsibility & Blame

Morgan Housel makes the delightful if infuriating observation that bank execs take credit — along with fat paychecks and even fatter bonuses — on the way up. On the way down, its always seems to be someone else’s fault: Robert Rubin, a former Treasury Secretary, joined Citigroup in 1999 as chairman of the executive committee. He was…Read More

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

The Activist Investor Scorecard

Source: NY Times

Category: Corporate Management, Investing

Shareholder Value Maximization: The World’s Dumbest Idea?


Source: CFA Institute

Category: Corporate Management, Investing, Video

Exporting Corruption

From Transparency International: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime for which individuals and enterprises are responsible. The Convention is a key instrument for curbing the export of corruption globally because the 41 signatory countries are responsible for approximately two-thirds of world exports and almost…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Legal, Politics

American Red Cross Wasted Millions of Dollars of Sandy Donations

The American Red Cross has become a man-made disaster. It wasted millions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy aid through mismanagement and poor judgment. It compounded the snafu by covering up its errors, hiring lawyers to prevent the public from finding out what happened to its donations. Earlier this year, I expressed my disappointment in the…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Really, really bad calls