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December 21, 2015 The Big Short: Was It Greed Or Accounting Rules?

Source: Forbes

When a wonderful, popular movie like The Big Short based on the book by Michael Lewis appears, and accurately re-tells the story of the greed and chicanery that led to the global financial meltdown of 2008, we know that we shall...

December 21, 2015 Why I'm A Scrooge About Christmas Bonuses

Source: Forbes

It’s Christmastime, and I run a faith-based business. But I’m not giving Christmas bonuses. Here’s why. Much is being said about my fellow Houstonian Jeff Hildebrand’s Christmas bonus of $100,000 to every one of his 1300...

December 18, 2015 What the Fed's liftoff means for you

The Business Insider - World Economic Forum As Gallup's analysis of the results noted, higher interest rates are less likely to affect investors or savers, but others could bear the brunt: Higher interest rates are more likely to...

December 17, 2015 Change Brewing in the Boardroom: A Proxy Adviser Assesses Corporate Governance in Japan


Proxy advisers are a new phenomenon in Japan, where companies are only now beginning to treat shareholder interests as a serious priority. In an exclusive interview, Executive Director Ishida Takeyuki of Institutional...

December 14, 2015 Chipotle: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well

Source: Forbes

The title of this article, which was inspired by a line from poet John Masefield, seems apt: Chipotle, the once-popular Mexican restaurant chain, is experiencing a well-deserved downward spiral.

December 10, 2015 What in the world is happening to Chipotle

Source: Washington Post

Last month, Chipotle closed 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon after health authorities linked an E. coli outbreak to six restaurants in the area. The announcement came as a shock to adoring fans of the fast-food company —...

December 7, 2015 At the Heart of Ethics

Source: Huff Post

In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, I traveled to Brussels to speak at the World Forum for Ethics in Business at the European Parliament. Upon arrival, I discovered that the conference was cancelled, then reinstated at the...

November 30, 2015 Wal-Mart Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Source: US News

As the busiest shopping season of the year approaches, Wal-Mart's overall revenue and profits are down yet again. This week's earnings report follows the worst stock decline Wal-Mart has experienced in more than 15 years – when...

November 30, 2015 Aging U.S. Nuclear Plants Pushing Limits of Life Expectancy

Insurance Journal - "The reality of life is the risks go up as plants age," said Dave Lochbaum, director of the nuclear safety project at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Cambridge, Massachusetts- based advocacy group. "If...

November 23, 2015 Did bad PR cause the fall of Chipotle Shares or is it the E-Coli outbreak, or a combination of both?

Source: Times Gazette

Going into the last lap of November 2015 so far has turned out to be quite an year in terms of corporate crises. Many names have taken the beating from Talk Talk to Tesco. But, what has surprised many is the type of businesses...

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