Tim Cook is the subject of a New York Times profile that attempts to explain how the Apple CEO is reshaping the company in his own ways. While his predecessor Steve Jobs was known for being “maniacal about design,” Cook takes a less hands-on approach, with more decisions delegated to his trusted team. Show More Summary
In April of 2013, the New York Times wrote a story with the headline, " Why Tim Cook Is Like Steve Ballmer". At the time, Apple's stock was in a rut, sinking to a low point in Cook's tenure as CEO. On a micro level, the story was that Apple could continue to grow its earnings and profits, but the stock might still slump, just like it did for Ballmer. Show More Summary
Google isn’t the only company that gives employees time to tinker. Michael Dubakov, CEO of Targetprocess, a project management software company in Amherst, New York, allows employees to devote 20 percent of their time to development activities. They call this “Orange Fridays,” and it means he gets a lot less work out of his employees, right? Well, […]
A new profile on Tim Cook done by the New York Times has shared a variety of details discussing the Apple CEO's leadership style over his nearly three year tenure as the head of the company, including his influence on product development, brand expansion, and "quiet" approach to design. Show More Summary
PINEHURST, N.C. - It appears someone owes Phil Mickelson an apology. The New York Times has reported that Mickelson did not buy stock in Clorox at the same time as investor Carl Icahn was seeking to purchase the company. Four different...Show More Summary
Golf star Phil Mickelson was not involved in insider trading in the shares of Clorox Co when billionaire investor Carl Icahn was attempting an unsolicited takeover of the consumer products company in 2011, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the probe. Clorox was among the stocks that U.S. Show More Summary
Ecommerce giant Amazon is planning a streaming music service of its own, in order to join the ranks of virtually every other tech company in existence, according to the New York Times. The streaming feature would give Amazon Prime subscribers free access to a library of thousands of songs, sans any advertising. Show More Summary
I recently read the New York Times article on the ridiculous amount that insurance company executives and hospital administrators make. So the reason that American health care is so expensive is not because doctors earn too much, or drug companies charge too much or device manufacturers are making ever more expensive devices with ever expanded indications. Except that […]
Yesterday’s New York Times Dealbook column, “Why Uber Might Well Be Worth $18 Billion,” is a back-of-the-envelope look at the company’s staggering estimated worth that concludes: “Here’s another way to think about Uber’s whopping valuation: It is still too low.” I’m not going to get into Andrew Ross Sorkin’s bubble-bursting (i.e., there is no Silicon Valley bubble) here. I’m...
Now that Time Inc. is an independent company, its CEO — Joe Ripp — is going to have to expend some energy discussing what lies ahead. Those talks began with an interview with The New York Post. Ripp was quick to shoot down a couple items — the possibility that the publishing house might buy a big brand, and the chance that Time Inc. Show More Summary
By Andres Rueda: The New York Times Company (NYT), a news and print media conglomerate founded in 1896, continues to struggle in its efforts to adapt to the digital age. Investors have recently showed some enthusiasm for the company....Show More Summary
Time Warner has spun off its magazine-publishing arm as a separate company, but the legendary firm faces the same challenge as the New York Times and other traditional media players: How to get from a print-centric world to a digital one
David Yermack, a finance professor at New York University, has written a wonderful paper showing a correlation between the times CEOs take private jets to their vacation homes and movements in the company's stock. It is, perhaps, not...Show More Summary
The ability of some major U.S. corporations to avoid domestic taxes by setting up subsidiaries in offshore tax haven countries has gotten a lot of attention of late. But not every company can pull that off. A recent New York Times analysis...Show More Summary
Walmart has had a very bad week. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that at least eight senior executives have left the company since an investigation was launched to probe allegations of massive bribery in Mexico and other foreign markets. Show More Summary
New York Times: The Islands Treasured by Offshore Tax Avoiders, by Floyd Norris: Did you know that United States companies earned $129 billion in 2010 in three small groups of islands? That is what they told the IRS they earned in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands....
The Asian MMO company has been splashing out by signing games and funding developers for some time, and now grabs the New York City-based startup's first game....
SELC's Derb Carter pulls no punches in New York Times op-ed: With a governor, Pat McCrory, who was employed by Duke for 28 years, and a Legislature rife with members who have accepted contributions from Duke and other energy companies...Show More Summary
The Obama administration proposed new rules on Monday that would limit the amount of carbon dioxide existing power plants can release. Paul Krugman of the New York Times wrote the plan "could have huge implications" for the future of the planet's climate, while Matthew Yglesias of Vox called Monday "the most important day of Obama's second […]
Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 during the opening keynote of this year’s WWDC edition, with The New York Times having already confirmed certain details about the company’s upcoming announcements that will cover, among other things, an iOS 8 health tracking app and Apple’s first smart home related efforts. Show More Summary