Partnering with the Devil

Partnering with the Devil

As a raker of muck, it’s my job to root out the nefarious doings and innate immorality of the corporate creature. But these days I’m being rendered obsolete by how ordinary corporate nefariousness has become. The wrongdoings of major corporations, and even...
A Perfect Portrait of Corporate Crime

A Perfect Portrait of Corporate Crime

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here’s one worth a thousand times that. It’s a shot of three Volkswagen board members, gathered for a press conference to announce the resignation of Martin Winterkorn. VW’s disgraced CEO was forced out after the...
We’ve Got a Long Way to Go, Baby

We’ve Got a Long Way to Go, Baby

When General Motors named Mary Barra the company’s new CEO in December, the announcement made instant headlines. No woman had ever steered a major global automaker . But the hurrahs for GM’s historic hire turned into hoots of derision when a company filing...
When Workers Foot the Bill for Bailouts

When Workers Foot the Bill for Bailouts

Peter Drucker, the analyst who founded modern management science, died in 2005 at age 95. When he died, business leaders worldwide hailed this Austrian-born American for his enormous contribution to enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. But Peter Drucker also cared...