HBR’s 2014 Best Performing #CEO’s List


As extracted from the November 2014 issue of HBR, using a novel methodology to evaluate long run CEO performance.   1. Jeffrey Bezos, Amazon 2. John Martin, Gilead Sciences 3. John Chambers, Cisco Systems 4. David Pyott, Allergan 5. David Simon, Simon Property Group 6. Lars Rebien Sørensen, Novo Nordisk 7. Hugh Grant, Monsanto 8. J. Michael Pearson, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 9. Mark Donegan, Precision Castparts 10. William Doyle, PotashCorp 11. Tadashi Yanai, Fast Retailing 12. David Novak, Yum Brands 13. Michael Wolf, Swedbank 14. Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera, Inditex 15. Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com 16. Oscar Gonzalez Rocha, Southern Copper 17. Stephen Wynn, Wynn Resorts 18. James Taiclet Jr., American Tower 19. Elmar Degenhart, Continental 20. George Paz, Express … Continue reading HBR’s 2014 Best Performing #CEO’s List

Activist Investors Show Up at More CEOs’ Doors | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine


An increasing number of corporate chiefs are seeing activist investor groups knocking at their doors demanding they do a better job of running the show. Among the targets are Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Zoetis CEO Juan Ramon Alaix. Visitation by activist shareholders has to be taken as seriously by today’s CEOs as it was back in the 1980s, during the days of corporate raiders such as Boone Pickens and Carl Icahn—perhaps even more so. The continuing, prolonged period of economic weakness and uncertainty around the world has weakened the results and prospects of many companies, while sweeping changes brought … Continue reading Activist Investors Show Up at More CEOs’ Doors | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine