Ways to keep activist investors away include boosting performance, improving capital allocation and strengthening your competitive edge.
The past tells us nothing about whether we will fail or succeed in the future. Executives should be mindful of this when considering their future goals.
To be a top value creator, a CEO must deliver a high total shareholder return in a large company for a long time.
Many companies put more effort into planning for a power outage than they do preparing for the inevitable cyclical downturn. Here are some points to consider.
Don't fear a stock market slide if the Fed tapers its accommodative policies. The low interest rates from these policies may not be pumping up the stock market as much as one thinks.
The run-up to game seven of the NBA Finals teaches some important lessons for corporate executives managing their cash-- as well as a few basketball tips.
Management shouldn’t jump to sell and buy businesses. They need to carefully evaluate their competitive advantages.
The path to encouraging executives to think and act like owners is through properly structured long-term incentives.
Despite the best intentions, most annual bonus plans motivate actions that inhibit the creation of long-term shareholder value.
Performance scorecards that include a company's reinvestment rate and reinvestment effectiveness can complement profit and return measures for CFOs.