Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

Two Weeks in September

Way cool:


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Source: Asset International’s Chief Investment Officer

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Digital Media

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Lehman Brothers

Short list: 1. At the Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference in May 2008, hedge fund manager David Einhorn explained why he believed Lehman Brothers was insolvent. At the time, Lehman was already significantly off its highs but still trading above $40. 2. Lehman’s accounting was especially opaque, even relative to other investment banks (and that’s…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management

Bill Ackman, CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management.

Category: Corporate Management, Hedge Funds, Video

How Microsoft Lost Its Dominance

  My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at how Microsoft’s slow decline in What’s behind Microsoft’s fall from dominance?. The short version is this: Once Gates & Co lost its Monopoly, they were unable to generate much in the way of successful new businesses line. Their decline was inevitable…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Corporate Management, Technology

Activist Shareholders, Supersized

The so-called activist investors flocking to Wall Street are major shareholders with hedge fund money, and they are using their clout to push around companies like Dell, Sony and Apple.

August 30, 2013By Channon Hodge and David Gillen


Category: Corporate Management, Investing, Video

40% of Highest Paid CEOs Were Bailed Out, Booted, or Busted

Nearly 40% of CEOs on the highest-paid lists from the past 20 years were either bailed out, booted, or busted:


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Source: Executive Excess 2013


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Category: Corporate Management, Crony Capitalists

JP Morgan: $7 Billion in Fines, $16 Billion in Legal Costs

This morning, the NY Times had an article titled: JPMorgan Reveals It Faces Criminal and Civil Inquiries. The timing was funny, because we had been discussing this up in Maine over the weekend. The dollar figures for the fines just since 2011 are pretty astounding: $56 million (April 2011) $153.6 million (June 2011) $229 Million…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Legal

If Corporate Logos Were Honest

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Category: Corporate Management, Think Tank

When Is Your American Express Bill Due?

What date are your bills due on? That is a simple question. I would surmise on any bill you receive — whether its electronic or in the mail — there is a clear date the bill is due. This is important for many American consumers and small businesses, who are balancing their cash flow, trying…Read More

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

60 Minutes: Bill Gates 2.0

For Bill Gates, technology is still the solution. He shows Charlie Rose some inventions he’s working on to help heal the world.

Bill Gates 2.0

July 28, 2013 4:00 PM


Bill Gates speaks with unexpected emotion about his relationship — and rivalry — with the late Steve Jobs; and, he goes back to Lakeside, the Seattle high school where a rummage sale held by the mothers’ club set him on his path to help change the world. Then, Outtakes from a psychology professor’s lab in which children had to choose between fairness and chocolate

60 Minutes Overtime

July 28, 2013 2:45 PM

Category: Corporate Management, Video