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March 2009

Home Depot CEO Frank Blake takes higher pay, but foregoes bonus!

That is a good raise he got. I hope revenue was up last year. HaHaHa, all window dressing. This year he refuses the bonus. Next year the board gives him double or triple bonus for “honorable” duty in a crisis. The Home Depot Inc., whose pro...

Wal-Mart to award $2 billion to U.S. hourly employees says CEO Michael T. Duke

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is giving approximately $2 billion to its U.S. hourly employees through financial incentives, including handing out $933.6 million in, after the world’s largest retailer gained market share amid a recession. In a memo distribu...

Nokia cuts a further 1,700 jobs worldwide as demand falls!

The world’s biggest maker of mobile handsets Nokia said the move will hit staff in sales and marketing, corporate development functions and product purchasing and management divisions. The bulk of the cuts - 700 - will go in Finland, where the g...

January 2009

The Steve Ballmer Game: Microsoft to cut 5,000 jobs- huge hit for Seattle.

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it is cutting 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months, a sign of how badly even the biggest and richest companies are being stung by the recession.  I would like to know - what percentage of these jobs is management? Bad manag...

December 2008

Arun Sarin next Yahoo CEO; what a Terrible idea?

Terrible idea. they need a product killer — like Steve Jobs — to save them. anything short of that will lead to failure. Let’s just regroup Naveen Jain and Arun Sarin to run Yahoo! Could not be any worse than it is now. So what if the...

Business Roundtable an association of chief executive officers: CEO Economic Outlook Survey

The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index -- which reflects expected sales, capital expenditures and employment figures for the next six months — contracted to 16.5 in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to results released today; ther...

November 2008

Do you think Why Yahoo! still matters?

Ever since it rejected a buyout offer from Microsoft early this year and watching the value blow away in the breeze, Yahoo! has seen its share price head straight down and suffered a huge talent drain. Reports suggest that given Yahoo’s leadershi...

Who will be the next Yahoo ceo?

When Yang assumed the top job in June 2007, Yahoo held a 20.2% share of the U.S. online-search market, compared with Google’s 52.7% share, according to Nielsen Online. By September of this year, it held an 18.1% share compared to Google’s 5...

Siemens CEOs Tony Affuso, Dennis Sadlowski, Randy Zwirn Awarded CEO Diversity Leadership Award!

Diversity Best Practices, a subsidiary of Working Mother Media, has named three U.S. Siemens executives among the 2008 winners for its CEO Diversity Leadership Award. The awards will be presented at the 15th annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Su...

October 2008

A complete review on 2008 15th Annual 3PL CEO survey: threats or opportunities

The surveys discussed below mark a continuation of a series of annual surveys of the CEOs of major 3PL service providers that began in 1994. During 2008 three separate surveys were conducted—one of the CEOs of large companies serving the North Ameri...

Frederic Oudea CEO Societe Generale gone crazy: to look at acquisitions

After a massive rogue trading scandal, French bank Societe Generale is ready to sail the boat and looking at new acquisitions chief executive Frederic Oudea says.  “If there are possibilities for acquisitions at accessible prices, we will study...

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo likes iPhone!

Nokia needs to make sure it’s developers start making the kind of money that iPhone developers make. There’s a reason that Apple will make a killing in the mobile markets and all other handset makers won’t - it’s that Apple wil...

September 2008

Another Lawrence J. Ellison initiative, HP and Oracle team up

Another Lawrence J. Ellison initiative, HP and Oracle team up, Oracle CEO, Lawrence J. Ellison, in front of a packed auditorium at San Francisco’s Moscone Center declared that Oracle, the world’s largest seller of database software, was fo...

Effect of Henry Paulson bailout plan on CEO pay/compensation: a Report

Unfortunately, I fear that the working class and lower class people may be affected even more than others due to the lack of reserve resources. If the banks fail, and credit resources literally freeze, small business won’t be able to obtain inventor...

Nebraskan Jeff Raikes new CEO to replace Patty Stonesifer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle-based foundation with a $37.3 billion endowment and more than 500 employees) has selected Jeff Raikes as the next CEO of the foundation. Raikes, former president of the Microsoft Business Division, will...

August 2008

Sir Howard Stringer warned Ericsson Joint Venture- the last ring tone

Winds of war between the Japanese giant and the Swedish company. It looks as if the CEO of Sony is having second thoughts over Ericsson in their joint venture. Sounds serious. Isn’t it? Sony boss also has a self-set goal of connecting 90% of the...

Lewis S. Ranieri quits, Alan E. Master become new Franklin Bank CEO

Lewis Ranieri said he is resigning as interim chief executive of Franklin Bank Corp but will remain chairman, allowing him to focus on raising operating capital for the struggling Texas bank. Alan Master, President and a director of Franklin, was name...

University of Illinois drop out Lawrence J. Ellison of Oracle: highest paid Technology CEO

With $84.6M pay package Larry Ellison ($26 billion man) of Oracle Corp., Technology’s highest paid CEO currently is also America’s highest paid CEO, - who with a fiscal 2008.  Noting that annual pay totals are “based on salary, bonu...

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