Some of the nation's greatest corporations started with a few people. But when trouble hits, they need to be held accountable to their many shareholders.
FORTUNE -- I don't know about you, but my head is spinning. Google, Wal-Mart, News Corp, Chesapeake Energy. We all know absolute power corrupts, but the apparent level of ethical challenge at these public, founder-controlled companies is mind-boggling.
Worse, these companies not only do damage to themselves MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - May 4, 2012 10:24 AM ET
Google's founders recently announced a new corporate structure designed to perpetuate their grip over the company. Everyone should beware.
FORTUNE -- Google's founders announced a plan designed to perpetuate their ironclad grip on the long-term governance of the company.
With the board's blessing, the company will issue a new non-voting class of shares to existing shareholders. Because the founders currently hold majority-voting rights, the plan does not require that shareholders give their MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Apr 27, 2012 11:52 AM ET
Google's Gautam Gandhi took home the top prize at the Rice University Business Plan Competition in 2004. He talks to Fortune about the startup climate in the U.S., the value of business plan competitions, and what aspiring entrepreneurs ought to know. Interview by Anne VanderMeyApr 13, 2012 2:54 PM ET
It takes the right blend of good ideas and good leadership to make the CEO of General Electric's own list of Most Admired Companies.
FORTUNE -- We asked three prominent business leaders -- Jeffrey Immelt, Ursula Burns, and John Donahoe -- which companies they hold in high esteem, and why. Immelt, CEO of General Electric, (No. 15 on our list of Most Admired Companies) talked with reporter Daniel Roberts and listed a veritable Who's Who of companies MOREMar 1, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Mark Zuckerberg is one in a million. So why do people keep holding him up as a role model for women? By Gina BianchiniOct 5, 2011 10:09 AM ET
Three years ago, his resume was impeccable. Now, top recruiters and management experts told Fortune the charismatic CEO's performance could end up permanently tarnishing his reputation.
By Shelley DuBois, reporter
FORTUNE -- His résumé was to die for. Tim Armstrong had been Google's first salesman and, as president of American operations, presided over the firm's explosive expansion. He'd forged relationships with the world's biggest advertisers and solidified his reputation with a generation MORESep 13, 2011 11:35 AM ET
While he remains something of an enigma, Larry Page's leadership style and ideals are becoming increasingly clear. Here are a few strategies that managers can learn from the Google co-founder.
By Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- After Larry Page resumed the chief executive job at Google two weeks ago, he didn't hold any big employee meetings or give interviews with major media outlets. Instead, he plopped down $900 million to acquire the MOREApr 18, 2011 10:22 AM ET
Contrary to myth, new college grads don't need a 3.7-or-higher GPA to get hired at Google, says a new book. What they do need: Passion for technology and a track record of stellar achievement.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I will be graduating from an Ivy League college in a couple of months and I'd really like to go to work for Google. The only problem is, I've heard that MOREApr 7, 2011 10:05 AM ET
More and more, companies are reconsidering the assumption that tech founders lack the skills to take a company to the next level as CEOs.
By Joel Bomgar, contributor
FORTUNE -- In the same way that a parent's advice never sounds quite as convincing as a new friend's, and a prophet is hardly ever as believable in his hometown as he is abroad, tech founders have had a hard time making the case that MOREMar 29, 2011 11:27 AM ET
Google and Apple came to dominate the smartphone world in part by developing a platform for third-party developers to sell their apps. Why this growth model applies to your business.
By John Hagel and John Seely Brown, contributors
As the economic outlook begins to brighten, executives are turning once again to the opportunities and challenges of growth. Investors are looking for companies that can deliver high levels of sustained profitable growth -- MOREMar 16, 2011 12:09 PM ET
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