Bloomberg Pay Index: Highest-Paid Executives for 2016

In a year when technology leaders again seized the top spots among America’s highest-paid executives, a scion of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. stood out.John S. Weinberg, 60, whose surname had been synonymous with the bank for decades, left as co-vice chairman in 2015. A year later he joined Evercore Partners Inc., reaping sign-on awards worth $124…

Why C.E.O.s Are Getting Fired More – The New Yorker

James Surowiecki writes in the New Yorker: Business professors once talked about “the imperial C.E.O.,” but, increasingly, we’re in the era of what Marcel Kahan, a law professor at N.Y.U., calls “the embattled C.E.O.” He told me, “Big shareholders and boards of directors have more power, and are more willing to use it. And C.E.O.s…

Coty Is Paying Elio Leoni Sceti $1.8 Million To Not Be CEO – Fortune

What happens when the person tapped to take over as your company’s CEO supposedly changes his mind at the last minute? Well, if you’re cosmetics company Coty, you pay him about a couple of million dollars. via Coty Is Paying Elio Leoni Sceti $1.8 Million To Not Be CEO – Fortune.

NETFLIX Founder Tells His Story

Netflix founder Reed Hastings has some very thoughtful comments on leadership and corporate culture.  Note that he understood from the beginning that their DVD strategy was going to become obsolete.

The CEO backlash – The Washington Post

From Robert Samuelson: It seems inevitable that the unfolding presidential campaign will also become a referendum on American capitalism and, in turn, that capitalism will be defined in part by lofty executive pay. This makes chief executive officers among capitalism’s worst advocates. They have constituted themselves as a new economic aristocracy, but in the process…

HBR: Why CEOs Don’t Get Fired As Often as They Used To

One reason for this improvement may be the increased focus on corporate governance over the 2000-2014 period, starting with the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the U.S. in 2002, as well as significant corporate governance reforms in the U.K. and the European Union. Momentum for increased transparency in governance and for better-qualified and more…