Please Don’t Call CEO Departures for Cause “Push-Outs”

The use of the term “push-out” reveals the bias of this study, from a program largely funded by CEOs. When CEOs are promptly fired for cause, including poor performance, without multi-million-dollar departure packages. we’ll begin to talk about efficient markets. Research using the Push-out Score analysis model shows that at the start of the year,…

CEO Turnover: Why CEOs Are Bailing Out In Droves | Investor’s Business Daily

We can’t help thinking of rats deserting a sinking ship. Are CEOs shorting American business? More than 1,400 CEOs left their posts this year through November, says Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That’s up 12% from this point last year. And it’s the highest January to November total since Challenger started keeping track of the numbers…

WeWork Employee Options Underwater as Ex-CEO Reaps – WSJ

VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow is quoted in the Wall Street Journal about the mind-boggling $1.7 billion departure package for Adam Neumann at We Work, which includes $187 million in consulting fees and a $500 million line of credit. “There used to be crazy departure packages in the past, and shareholders really objected,” said Nell…

Corporate Leaders Speak Out Against the Muslim Ban

Corporate leaders have spoken out on gun safety and emissions standards, and now call on the government to put an end to the restrictions on Muslim immigration. The most striking sentence in the letter: “Nearly half of the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500 list were started by an immigrant or their children.” Global…

Today in Disgraced CEOs — Overstock and Jimmy Johns

Patrick Byrne abruptly resigned from Overstock.com, the company he founded, with a rambling, incoherent appearance on FOX News where he claimed that he was asked to spy by “some very honorable people,” including having an affair with now-jailed Russian spy Maria Butina. “I took some orders that seemed very fishy…[but]I’m not working with anybody….I want…

CEOs Adopt “Stakeholder” Goals: Business Roundtable

A new statement from the Business Roundtable commits to stakeholder interests instead of making the primary purpose of the company shareholder value. We have some concerns.  And a strong sense of deja vu. The last time the BRT was excited about stakeholders it was during the era of hostile takeovers, and a feint to the…

Up to half of exiting CEOs don’t quit. They get fired – CNN

When companies announce their CEOs are leaving, they may offer any number of vague reasons. But it’s rare that they’d ever say the chief executive was “fired” or explain precisely why.One study suggests that in the past two years, 52% of announced CEO departures from companies on the Russell 3000 Index likely were the result…

Has La Croix Lost Its Fizz?

National Beverage, producer of La Croix flavored fizzy water, has been criticized for the tone and substance of its recent filings. On Forbes, Jim Collins calls CEO Nick Caporella’s statement “bizarre” and points out the contradictions in its explanation for reduced revenues: La Croix sales are falling due to litigation, but that litigation will not…