• The smallest CEO

    I'm sure there are many more important events going on in the world of business and finance today, but I don't care. I'm too grouchy to write about them. I flew in from the left coast last night and didn't get my normal three hours of shuteye on the plane. That's because in the cabin with me was one of those horrendous, narcissistic, noisy, infantile Chief Executive Officer types. She kept MORE

    - Mar 22, 2010 10:59 AM ET
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  • Things to watch out for this year

    The storm clouds have gathered. Hell, it's raining. But that doesn't mean we have to be stupid. So I've decided to avoid, deride and abjure the following group of bad actors that right now are circling in the mist: 

    First, the Executioners. There are those, mostly from Wharton, for some reason, who believe that every problem in the business universe can be solved by firing people. While this does solve some problems MORE

    - Jan 12, 2009 12:47 PM ET
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  • The Dark Lord Returns to the Potter Party

    Well, it was quite a shindig. There were hundreds of Harrys there, a gaggle of Hermiones, a couple of Weasleys, a few dogs, a couple of cats, dozens of affectless teenagers slumped into doorways talking into cell phones and, inexplicably, a guy about 6'6" dressed from head to foot as some kind of rodent made completely of gray pile carpeting. They said about 3,000 people were assembled in The Grove, MORE

    - Jul 23, 2007 9:37 AM ET
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