Disney Fights Back Against ESPN’s Decline

Releasing Star Wars movies isn’t the only tactic CEO Bob Iger is using. Disney yesterday became the first movie studio to sell over $7 billion of tickets worldwide in one year. The achievement caps an excellent year for Disney but obscures possibly more significant good news: CEO Bob Iger is fighting back against disruption and…

Why On Earth Are CEOs Joining Trump’s Cabinet?

  Here’s what they’ll likely be facing. Now that Donald Trump is reportedly going to name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state any minute now, we can count on a predictable line of media chatter. All these CEOs! CKE Restaurants chief Andrew Puzder for labor secretary; Wilbur Ross, head of…

What’s Behind the Year of Corporate Scandals

An interview with a leading expert on corporate governance Ira Millstein. Superlawyer Ira Millstein was appalled by the news that former Senate Majority Leader and Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole, working for the Taiwan government, had midwifed Donald Trump’s protocol-shattering phone call with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen. “It violates everything he said as a candidate…

Why Corporate America Should Be Afraid of Trump’s Presidency

Already behaving like a swaggering banana republic commandante Is Donald Trump a savvy businessman who as president-elect is wielding his commercial skills to benefit America? Or is he a combination Mafioso and swaggering banana republic commandante? He isn’t even president yet, so he’ll have plenty of time to answer that question, but his actions so…

3 Big Predictions About the Global Populist Surge

Even in an incredibly uncertain world, you can be fairly sure of these 3 things. It’s time for business leaders to start looking past the global populism surge, which sounds like decidedly odd advice considering that the surge seems just to be getting started. Though Austrian nationalist candidate Norbert Hofer lost yesterday’s presidential election, the…

Why Richard Branson and Other Billionaires Are Attacking the Way We Do Business

  “This is like the 1930s. We must take action.” “This is a very dangerous moment,” says telecom billionaire Mo Ibrahim. “This is like the 1930s. We must take action.” He’s talking about a crisis of capitalism, a topic that emerged from the opening moments Friday of the Fortune/TIME Global Forum in Rome. It’s rare…

The Sleep Habits of Successful Executives

If you’re driven, do you need to sacrifice your health? This morning we focus on an issue to which you almost certainly pay too little attention: yourself. If I had asked you five minutes ago to list the top issues on your to-do list – even if I had specified that they be issues for…