Executive Watch

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Tony LoPinto is the Global Sector Leader of Korn Ferry’s Real Estate Practice and founder of SelectLeaders. For the past 18 years LoPinto has been serving his clients with his deep knowledge and perspective on talent needs and organizational challenges to public and private companies - knowledge gained from a 25-year career in real estate.
  • Chinese Checkers

    By my count, over the course of the past 40 years there have been six major seismic shocks that put the financial markets, and then the economy into a tail spin, with the “great recession” of 2008 being the granddaddy of them all.

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  • Joblessness

    The great recession crushed businesses across every sector and every region, and it has been a slow climb out of the rubble with vestiges of the downturn still impacting business and the economy.

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  • Alphabet Soup

    Google announced yesterday that it is restructuring.

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  • Micro Companies

    Beyond the large public REITs, a handful of global service companies and investment managers, the real estate industry is a mosaic of small entrepreneurial and locally focused owners, developers, investors and consultants.

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  • The Gig Economy

    In many major cities Uber, the car service that is relied upon by legions of execs and professionals, as well as mom and dad, is under attack on many fronts.

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  • The End of Summer Jobs

    Who doesn’t fondly remember when we were kids taking on summer jobs during the lazy hazy crazy days of summer. Summers seemed so long back then, and kids were enlisted for all sorts of jobs to toil away from the end of the school year until the September when school days resumed.

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  • Made in Wisconsin

    In a small town in northern Wisconsin is a giant factory from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s that produced fine quality men’s shirts—Arrow, I believe—that were carefully and proudly produced by local workers. Alas, the factory is quiet now, and the town has fallen on hard times, like so many others.

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  • Executive Squeeze

    Before the great recession, the airlines were bleeding cash, and most of the major carriers sought protection in the bankruptcy courts. They all emerged from bankruptcy after massive restructuring of bank debt and union contracts ready to roll into the next phase, the mergers of giants. A short list of airlines such as Delta, United and American remain, and they have figured it all out. …

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  • Unfortunate Statistics

    According to a recent analysis commissioned by The Wall Street Journal, of the 67 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 1500 Index with female CEOs, 54% have at least three women in the boardroom compared to 15% of companies with men as CEOs.

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  • Dropouts

    What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common?

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