Tag Archives: CEO hiring

Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City

Conference Board Review has an informative interview with Alan Wurtzel, former CEO of Circuit City, about the role of the Board, CEO, Strategy, those with dissenting opinions, and how the glacial demise of the company happened.  I thought the most … Continue reading

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8 Attributes of Successful People

Ideas from inc.com worth sharing:  1.  Back-up plans tend to build in excuses  2. Put in an incredible focused effort 3. Work a LOT more 4. Avoid joining the crowd 5.  Decide what results you want and set the goal. … Continue reading

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“There’s no intention to waste money.Sometimes it just happens.”

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY has experienced interesting interpretations/actions of Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Care from the board. One member of the hospital’s board obtained for the pharmacy that he owned the exclusive right to market prescription … Continue reading

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Damage control ALERT for TicketNetwork!!!

“TicketNetwork CEO Don Vaccaro’s Monday morning arrest has cost the company as much as $8 million, as the South Windsor ticket re-sale firm announced Wednesday that is withdrawing from the state’s “First Five,” program. In a statement the company said “Due … Continue reading

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Women CEO’s/directors, a nod to diversity..or something else?

In July, USA Today reported “Fortune 500 companies that had a woman at the helm for all of 2009 were up an average 50%.” And according to Forbes: “as a group they outperformed the overall market–companies dominated by male chief … Continue reading

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2 CEO’s who are sisters – CPB & FTR

Congratulations for a great interview with Maggie Wilderotter, Chair & CEO, Frontier Communications Corp. and Denise Morrison, President & CEO, Campbell Soup Co.  The two CEO’s are sisters. Wilderotter’s board/senior staff mentoring program is a great idea to promote a … Continue reading

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R.E.M & Board Composition

The best board member is the one who knows when it’s time to leave. The question we all need to ask ourselves every year is “am I adding value to the board?” and “is there someone else with a different … Continue reading

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