It's hard to imagine two more different routes to great presidencies. Jefferson and Lincoln's paths shaped what they accomplished in the White House.Feb 18, 2013 1:07 PM ET
The recession took a heavy toll on men in general and many became caregivers by default. Corporate policies and attitudes haven't kept pace.
By David Koeppel
FORTUNE -- Employees are mad as hell, and they are not going to take it any more. At least some of them, that is.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reported a rise in employee discrimination claims made by both female and male caregivers of children, MOREFeb 5, 2013 10:15 AM ET
Maybe the former white collar defense lawyer will be able to set aside her past connections to the corporate world and the possibility of future alliances. But the president could have picked someone who lacked such conflicts.
FORTUNE -- Imagine waking up one morning and reading a speech made by one of your bosses, where you discover just how little he values the projects you've been slaving away at for the MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 30, 2013 9:02 AM ET
Beyond the fancy parties and Swiss scenery, leaders at Davos debated several ideas that will fundamentally change the global economy.
By Vineet Nayar
FORTUNE -- It may come across as a humble four-letter word, but the world has changed many times over on account of a simple "idea." Goethe said that "daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." I spent MOREJan 28, 2013 11:54 AM ET
Congress and the Obama Administration will need to strike a new deal in late March to avoid chopping billions from defense budgets. The major contractors are preparing now.
By Elizabeth G. Olson
FORTUNE -- Budget watchdogs of all political stripes and military contractors are sparring furiously over the effects of truncated government spending, a matter where emotions soar over such hot-button issues as unemployment and national security.
While even the most ardent MOREJan 23, 2013 10:23 AM ET
Days after General Motors went bankrupt, former AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre took over as chairman. He found a company paralyzed by old ways and seemingly unable to change. Inside his fight to get GM moving again.
FORTUNE -- General motors filed for Chapter 11 on June 1, 2009. Eight days later the White House announced that Ed Whitacre would serve as chairman. He had to learn the business fast; six months MOREJan 23, 2013 5:00 AM ET
An internal report is just a start. Regulators and JP Morgan's board have much more they need to examine.
FORTUNE -- Searching for a banking hero, many in the press falsely awarded the great risk manager trophy to JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon. Apparently, the bank's board bought the hype. But in the wake of investigations into the London Whale trading fiasco, many more now recognize that JP Morgan, its board, MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 22, 2013 9:26 AM ET
Last week, the New York State Comptroller sued Qualcomm for records related to its political spending. When it comes to these kinds of corporate accountability issues, the tech giant has plenty of company.
FORTUNE -- While millions of unemployed struggle to keep hope, corporations shelled out millions on election attack ads last year. Individual companies are still not fessing up on how their millions were spent. What do they have to MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 9, 2013 1:13 PM ET
No nation can be rebuilt in short order. Egypt is no exception. A Harvard Business School professor describes how business leaders can help.
By Tarun Khanna
FORTUNE -- When Hosni Mubarak's regime fell in Egypt, I wrote in a column for Fortune that businesspeople should not stand by the sidelines. Rather, they should actively combat the deficit of trust that had rent the Egyptian social fabric. Without nurturing trust, I argued, MOREJan 8, 2013 10:04 AM ET
The U.S. has a business culture that doesn't like top-down mandates or term limits, yet evidence suggests that businesses with more diverse boards perform better. What to do?
FORTUNE – Compared to many countries, the United States is progressive in terms of women's rights. But when it comes to pushing businesses to increase their ranks of female leaders, European and Asian nations leave the U.S. in the dust.
On December 12, European MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Jan 4, 2013 12:04 PM ET
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