Archives: July 2008

Vice is Nice, but how much will you pay for it?

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on July 28

Traditionally in an economic downturn, we drink and smoke and gamble with the same abandon as ever, so tobacco companies, brewers and casino owners should be sitting pretty in times...

What's Your Time Management Secret?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 28

Over at another blog I've been managing recently on the topic of time management, we've had a host of guest bloggers contribute great suggestions on being more productive, staying more...

GE Announces a Reorganization, Reducing its Business Units from Six to Four

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 25

It's been a busy few months for Jeffrey R. Immelt, the CEO of General Electric. After announcing a sale of the iconic GE Appliances division in May, a spin-off of...

A Great Outside Voice Passes

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 25

Last Christmas, one of my editors stopped by my desk just before the holiday. We talked through what I was working on, what our holiday plans were, the usual small...

Ford's Other Problem : Retirees

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on July 24

As if rising gas prices, a bad product line up, and staggering credit problems, weren’t enough for Ford brass to worry about , a recent analysis by Credit Suisse shows...

The Commuting Paradox

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on July 22

With the rise of designer gas prices, no one is getting slaughtered more than the fastest-growing group of commuters: extreme commuters. Soon, they may well have to flee suburbia....

GE's Joe Hogan Heads for ABB

Posted by: Diane Brady on July 16

I find myself intrigued by the news that General Electric executive Joe Hogan has left for ABB. It's a time-honored tradition, of course, to pluck chief executives from the management...

The New Flextime: Summers Off?

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on July 11

I am deep in a fantasy. It is a new kind of fantasy for me, having nothing to do with the obtaining of something Marc Jacobs or the receiving...

Ram Charan Wants to Help

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 10

Think you could use some tips from a pro? Seek no further. BusinessWeek has enlisted the noted author, professor, and business consultant Ram Charan to help you chart a...

Pepsi's marketing chief moves on

Posted by: Diane Brady on July 06

When is the last time you heard about an exciting innovation at Pepsi? Sierra Mist is old hat, as is Mountain Dew Code Red. Now, the woman who rose to...

NBC Universal Clinches Deal to Buy Weather Channel

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 06

Long before April's rare earnings miss at General Electric, which ramped up some analysts' calls for the industrial conglomerate to sell off some of its businesses, many on Wall Street...

Superstar CEOs Don't Equal Superstar Performance

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 06

It's one of those things we all learned in the scandal-laden earlier years of this decade: Celebrity CEOs aren't always what they're cracked up to be. Those who get showered...

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