The state of business writing is generally dismal today. If I had a nickel for every poorly written article or blog post I've seen, I'd have quite a few nickels. Passive voice, horrible jargon, and run-on sentences make much if not most text confusing at best and downright inscrutable at worst.
Employee stock ownership plans, which have been around for years, are lately seeing a bit of a comeback. But the vast majority of American companies are still locked in the old hyper-capitalist model that views workers as costs to be cut rather than as partners to share in success.
By Laura Woods, Contributor The Yahoo sale officially entered its second stage as the company released its dismal first quarter earnings report. Al...
First of all, there are only two names that matter right now. One you know, and one you should.
color me extremely skeptical that the coup being instituted by the spreadsheet jockeys at a New York investment firm will cure what ails Yahoo!.
An activist investor group called Starboard Value said in a letter to other Yahoo shareholders last week that it wants a new group of people to oversee a "turnaround plan, separation, or sale of assets."
I don't envy Marissa Mayer. Yahoo's CEO has struggled to turn the tech company around in recent years. Now she faces pressure from activist investors who want her to engage in "strategic alternatives" -- boardroom speak for a sale of Yahoo's core business.
In the modern age of knowledge workers, the issue of where and how we work has become complicated. Here's why: remote work.
If I were Marissa Mayer, I'd say/write the following to anyone who is in any way curious about Yahoo and its future. It's what I refer to as "assertive humility."
Believing in leadership is like believing in religion: if you expect perfection from those mortals who practice it, you will be mightily disappointed.
There is no way to lean in at work and lean in at home. And what Sandberg and Mayer have that most other working mothers don't is millions of dollars to spend on the highest quality of daycare.
When half the world's population have no role models of their own gender in important industries, it is more difficult to develop a culture of success.
After a few days of deliberation, Yahoo!'s Board rejected Marissa Mayer's strategy to spin-off its 15 percent stake in Alibaba estimated to be worth $31 billion into a new company called Aabaco.
In what ways is Mayer being held to a higher standard because she's a woman? Because she's a pregnant woman, a regrettable anomaly in the Fortune 500? Perhaps because she's a relatively young woman -- at 40, she's more than a decade younger than the median age of CEOs in the Fortune 1000. Or is it her femininity?
A spokesperson for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced today that Mayer is overwhelmed by the outpouring of heartfelt insults in response to her announcement that she is pregnant and plans to take a limited maternity leave. S
Here's the question that must be asked: Why are we questioning Marissa Mayer's personal decision about how to balance her work and family lives when too few people have this option at all? The last time a male CEO was asked questions about how he would balance having a new baby and with work was never.