Executive Watch

A Capitalist Tool

My sadness to see the Forbes family depart from control of Forbes was more sentimental than practical. Our economies are global, and Forbes’ list of the richest people on earth is increasingly global.

Young and Hungry

What’s the connection between Mario Götze and the young interns? Young and hungry. Hire an undergraduate intern next summer.

Steve Jobs Vs. Cuddly Tim

Apple is gearing up to launch a large-screen iPhone in the fall, a day late and dollar short. So much for creativity and innovation.

Second Banana

While supremacy comes with significant influence and authority, true power can be found in much more interesting places than the CEO's chair

Compensation Wake-Up Call

Put on your seat belts, CFOs, and up the ante on your compensation forecasts.

Java Books

Our federal, state, and local priorities misplaced when it comes to education, so we applaud Starbucks on its brave new initiative.

Lonely At the Top

Income disparity between male and female executives is a sad but true fact, and regrettably there is little being done to correct these sorry statistics anytime soon.

Sky’s the Limit

With its amazing satellite technology, Google's new satellite agenda is going to be a game changer.


Careful, Blackstone took a big-odds bet on the Vegas Craps table.

Mall Stall

As the retail sector convenes in Las Vegas for its annual gathering, the Internet, and increasingly the shakeup among the weaker anchors, will occupy plenty of conversations around the Roulette table.

Chilly At the Top

Clearly the buck stops at the CEOs desk, and when it does, it gets very chilly at the top.

Sky High

There is a multifamily rental product boom occurring in every urban center in the United States.


More people covered by health insurance should be good news for retail owners in urban and suburban strip mall locations as consumers with sniffles look for quick and easy access to medical care.

A Little Bit of Love

On balance, a company will keep more talent by helping its professionals grow rather than maintain the status quo.

More With Less

Job growth is confirming the recovery, but the economy continues to adjust to a contraction of the workforce as industry squeezes more out of payroll dollars with fewer employees.