• 5 leadership lessons from Goldman's missteps

    No doubt Goldman Sachs was hoping for a better PR year in 2011, but a Facebook offering debacle and a widely-criticized business practice review set the bank off on a rocky start. So what good can come from the fumbles? Leadership lessons for us all.

    By Eleanor Bloxham, contributor

    The calendar pages have turned to a new year and already Goldman Sachs has found itself in hot water, again.

    No doubt, Goldman (GS) MORE

    Jan 21, 2011 11:24 AM ET
  • 10 ways to use social media in your job hunt

    Over 80% of employers now look for new hires on LinkedIn. Here's how to make the most of your online "personal brand."

    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    Dear Annie: I've been working for the same company for the past 19 years, but I just found out my department is being eliminated (outsourced) three months from now, so I'm job hunting for the first time in almost two decades. Obviously, lots of things have MORE

    Jan 13, 2011 12:47 PM ET
  • Cory Booker: Bringing Newark back

    Interview by Geoff Colvin, senior editor at large

    The world is urbanizing fast -- more than half the globe's people now live in cities. That fact makes the

    management of urban areas a critical challenge and mayors more important than ever. Few mayors are attracting as much attention as Newark's Cory Booker, leading a city with a 40-year reputation for blight, crime, and poverty. Already well known, Booker became far more famous MORE

    - Nov 16, 2010 11:46 AM ET
  • Is Facebook creating the next generation of buttheads?

    My generation grew up talking about peace, love and understanding. We didn't do too well about that. The world we've created is not appreciably better than the one left us by our square old parents, although there have been some improvements. I won't argue with you about those. If you don't know what they are, I can't help you.

    My point is that the way people behave when they are young MORE

    - May 4, 2010 3:32 PM ET
  • I want to be acquired by Mark Zuckerberg

    I just spent a couple of days in San Francisco, the land of the nine-digit idea.

    Every town has its prevailing topic of conversation. In Los Angeles, it's Julia and Tom and Ari and who's in turnaround and who just dumped their agency to go with another agency another guy just dumped. In New York, it's hedges and wedges and bonuses and who just got that six-acre estate in Connecticut, or MORE

    - Mar 9, 2010 10:27 AM ET
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  • Get out of my Facebook, Larry

    As some of you may know, I am very careful about how I Twitter. I occupy my space, but don't do MySpace. And I am not particularly LinkedIn, although I did make the mistake of signing up for it once. Since then, I am importuned daily by people who want me to link to them. I have no desire to do so. I am a virtual hermit, even though my brick MORE

    - Mar 4, 2010 2:03 PM ET
  • Would YOU pay for YOUR webcruise?

    Rupert Murdoch says that he plans to put his content, which covers the known world and some others as well, behind a firewall so that people will have to pay for it. He thinks the future of web content will be pay-as-you-go. Today's New York Times has a nice puff piece today about the Financial Times, which also charges people for access to its content on the internet. So on MORE

    - Aug 17, 2009 10:46 AM ET
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  • A rebuttal to the IT department blocking Bing

    Bing's Blog page has been officially blocked at work with a code of "Social Networking." It's all so unfair! A social network? Us? Could that be? Every day we have as serious a discussion of current business-related events as the facts warrant!

    - Apr 9, 2008 11:39 AM ET
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  • I'm sorry but I'm not linking to you

    It happened again this morning. "Boris Nofziger has invited you to connect on LinkedIn," said my inbox. Hm, I thought. Boris Nofziger. Who the frig is Boris Nofziger.

    - Apr 1, 2008 11:50 AM ET
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  • The hope of a new generation

    I'm a boomer. All the bad qualities of my generation have been well documented, but we'll all have a lot of time to think about those. We'll be booming around for quite a long time yet, no matter how many Gen-X dudes are sticking little pins in those tiny dolls of us they keep in their cubicles. Poor Gen-X dudes. For the most part, they haven't really ever had a MORE

    - Jan 7, 2008 2:33 PM ET
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