Executive Watch

Pounding the Pavement

A recent Harris Poll of unemployed professionals found that almost one-fifth had voluntarily quit their jobs in the search for their next career opportunity.

Family Business

The key for family enterprises is for the next generation to produce another real estate prodigy who is equipped to carry on the business.

7th Inning Stretch

It’s definitive: the market cycle is in the 7th inning. On what do I base this assessment? Las Vegas.

CEO Surprise

Yesterday afternoon Cisco announced it has selected a new CEO. Instead of recruiting a big gun from outside of the company, Cisco looked inside and found a relatively unknown Senior Vice President, Chuck Rollins, who has quietly risen over the years across a number of divisions of the company, passing over the President who was universally expect to take the top spot.

Face Time

Once upon a time, face-to-face office meetings between a boss and employee were the norm, and interviews were conducted in person. Not anymore.

Report from the Sand Dunes

I have spent the last fews days in Abu Dhabi and Dubai meeting with investors and quasi government officials who are again actively recruiting for talent.

Level Playing Field

With its recent acquisition of Lynda.com, LinkedIn is finding itself with some hallowed competition.

Not So Good Friday

Last Friday financial markets were closed for Good Friday, but the news wasn’t so good.

The Daily Grind

We all know the routine in today’s business environment. It's all instant response all the time, whether it be email, text message or twitter. 24/7 means just that: available minute-by-minute as the emails and text messages pile up.


I have read from time to time about how “net neutrality” or otherwise keeps government out of the Internet regulatory business. Well, it now has my attention. ObamaCare is now superseded by ObamaNet, the administration’s plan to regulate the Internet.

Hail a Taxi

Uber drivers are suing the company to be treated as regular employees, which would disrupt the disruptive on-demand car service. Here's why it's a bad idea.

Road Not Taken

As the class of 2015 readies for graduation and the launch of their careers, the outlook is much brighter than it has been since the great recession.

Higher Calling

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article about the growing trend of companies focusing on the lofty mission of making a better world, prompted by young workers who—in addition to a paycheck—say they want to make a difference, and employers who try to rationalize how to combine their bottom line with endeavors to improve mankind.

Cheap Insurance

All too often new employees at all levels—from administrative to C-Suite executives—arrive on the job to find their employer is ill-equipped to prepare them for their new environment.


Unpaid internships have provided many a budding professional with entry into coveted fields. But one lawsuit may end that.