Category: Opinions & Insights

“Chutzpah in the C-Suite”

Dec. 23, 2011 – A recent Public Affairs Council survey said the American public “has a good opinion about business in general but not of its leadership. Chief executives got low scores for fairness, honesty and ethics,” as reported in…

Five Most Overpaid CEOs

Sept. 28, 2009 – The value of Abercrombie & Fitch dropped by 2/3rds and more than $50 per share in 2008, yet CEO Michael Jeffries “was awarded total compensation of $71.8 million, with a base salary of $1.5 million. .…

Why no punishment for CEO greed?

June 9, 2011 – In the 1970’s there was a Texas financial scandal known as “Rent-a-Bank.” Fifty bankers were uncovered by regulators as having perpetrated fraudulent loans. No criminal prosecutions resulted, so it was almost predictable most of the scammers…

CNN Reports “A Study in CEO Greed”

May 30, 2006 – University of Iowa researcher Erik Lie conducted a study that showed more insider tampering with stock options than ever before reported. Executives were backdating their stock options to when their company’s stock was at its lowest…