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Freelance Journalist
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Freelance writer/editor/journalist. Feed is part opinion on investing, wages, employment and part unqualified bias in bball, fball and soccer. Formerly @Money

Here's what Ralph Lauren can learn from Bill Gates about stepping down

fortune.com — Ralph Lauren is used to getting his way. In the mid-1960s, he couldn't convince the tie company he worked for to sell a wider version of his design, so Lauren struck out on his own, building a fashion empire and becoming an icon in the process.
Oct 01, 2015

With Ralph Lauren stepping back, the question for investors is will he really step back. fortune.com/2015/10/01/ral… #leadership

The four horsemen of bad decision making

fortune.com — Until last week, former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stood among the finest leaders in the world. In 2010, he put a plan in place to turn VW into the world's largest automaker, and five years later he delivered on that lofty proclamation. Investors cheered, and Volkswagen's stock nearly tripled in value since he took the reins.

Power Sheet - September 18, 2015

fortune.com — The announcement yesterday of a $900-million settlement between General Motors and the U.S. Justice Department in the ignition-switch case reveals new information about CEO Mary Barra 's continuing cultural rehab of the company. It's an unusually powerful story so far - and one reason it's so compelling is that we still don't know how it will turn out.
Sep 18, 2015

Mary Barra has a very un-GM like approach. Can it actually work? for.tn/1LkjtnV #GM #culture

Want to get hired? Give this guy a bad reference

fortune.com — As Bart Lorang interviewed a potential chief financial officer for FullContact, the contact-management software company he founded in 2011, he thought he'd spoken to the right person: She had the right credentials, and her answers to his interview questions hit all the right notes.

Be more like Reagan than Trump at work

fortune.com — When you're running for President, there are two parts to building consensus. On one side, you need to inspire your constituency. But equally important is the art of diplomacy-after all, whoever wins the election will still have to negotiate with the other side as well as leaders of other nations.
Sep 01, 2015

A Reagan personality works better than a Trump one in the office. For the conservatives: fortune.com/2015/09/01/tru… #GOP #career

Power Sheet - August 11, 2015

fortune.com — This morning's news highlights an extremely rare breed of leader: Hyper-successful entrepreneurs who continue to manage their companies as massive global institutions. Only a tiny fraction of entrepreneurs achieve great success, and only a tiny fraction of those make the leap from visionary founder to corporate CEO. This morning we see why.
Aug 11, 2015

Taking a look at Google's leadership moonshot on today's Power Sheet for.tn/1HClrsV

Power Sheet - August 10, 2015

fortune.com — Over the next three weeks, the media will be clogged with forward-angled articles looking past the Warren Buffett era at Berkshire Hathaway as the legendary CEO and investor turns 85 at the end of the month. I won't be writing any of them.

Power Sheet - August 7, 2015

fortune.com — Whom would you follow? Amid the staggering volume of analysis of 200 minutes of debating among 17 assorted Republicans yesterday, it helps to keep a few fundamentals in mind. One, these candidates are competing for the biggest leadership job in the world. Two, a leader is, at its most basic level, someone who has followers.
Aug 07, 2015

Today's Power Sheet takes a look at the GOP debate. The one you would follow was the real winner: for.tn/1Hu8gdD

Want quality talent? Hire faster

fortune.com — There's one group, ironically, that hasn't quite adjusted to the nation's recent hiring surge. No, it's not the Federal Reserve-it's your human resources department. According to figures from career data tracker DHI Group, 27.8 days are now needed to fill an open position in the U.S.
Aug 06, 2015

Change the type of interview questions if you want to hire someone fast fortune.com/2015/08/06/wan… #hiring #jobs

Power Sheet - August 6, 2015

fortune.com — I started hearing it years ago: "We're actually a technology company with [fill in the blank]," CEOs of every kind of business were saying. "We're actually a technology company with wings," United Continental CEO Jeff Smisek told me in 2011. Others were running "a tech company with wheels," "with rails," "with refineries," "with stores."
Aug 06, 2015

We talk about the new-look tech companies that were once simple airline or manufacturing firms for.tn/1E8UHjx

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Oct 01, 2015

With Ralph Lauren stepping back, the question for investors is will he really step back. fortune.com/2015/10/01/ral… #leadership

Sep 25, 2015

An impressive group of young leaders that haven't needed to start their own companies fortune.com/newsletter/pow… #leadership #Fortune40

Sep 25, 2015

RT @JohnJHarwood: by draining Boehner's-fate drama from situation, his stepping aside may make it easier to limit shutdown duration or avoid it altogether

Sep 25, 2015

RT @FiveThirtyEight: Sepp Blatter is under criminal investigation. Here's how FIFA lends itself to corruption: 53eig.ht/1Wn4A7C pic.twitter.com/JTrr455Uq7

Sep 23, 2015

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns amid scandal. Smart move since he was out anyways usat.ly/1Ffjusm

Sep 23, 2015

Have you heard the one about the man in a coma and @rogerfederer? Well, it's probably not true: opencourt.ca/the-anatomy-of…

Sep 18, 2015

Mary Barra has a very un-GM like approach. Can it actually work? for.tn/1LkjtnV #GM #culture

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