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How Company Chief Executives Get Lucky with their Stock Option Grants

September 30, 2010


The cynic within me has always believed that company board remuneration sub-committees are always working hard to find excuses to maximise the amount of shareholders’ cash awarded to the executives (and to themselves) in the form of salaries, bonuses, pensions, option-grants, and various parachute payments to protect the management teams’ wealth when things happen to […]

Why Hire an MBA-wielding CEO?

September 14, 2010


The conventional wisdom today regarding the hiring of senior management, particularly in the USA, is that aside from extensive experience in across a firm/industry, it is advantageous if the hiree also holds advanced academic qualifications, of which the MBA is the most favoured. This study from 2005 shows that 62% of S&P 500 company chief […]

Beware the Bullish CEO

August 23, 2010


Ever noticed how some of the most bullish, confident and charismatic chief executives have later been discovered to have perpetrated frauds on their stockholders or have ruined their companies via their own bad management? For example, Lehman Brothers Chairman and Chief Executive Dick Fuld rejected an offer from Korea Development Bank to purchase Lehman Brothers […]