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Hitting Reset on the Quarterly Earnings Call Amid COVID-19

CEOs should now have seen a clear picture of their first quarter results. Sudden shut downs, pivots and strategic pirouettes mean that year-over-year comparisons are mostly meaningless. Predicting future quarters may require a magic eight ball. The next quarterly call is likely going to require a sharp departure from past approaches, and presents an opportunity […]

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Talking CEO Activism with Ivey HBA Students

In the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to guest lecture at Ivey Business School. This year, I was invited to talk about CEO activism. With the pandemic forcing classes online, Mary Weil and I moved our class to a video chat, discussing questions submitted from her HBA students.

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Canadian CEOs Came So Close to Leading on Coronavirus

A friend sent me a link to this open letter from Canadian CEOs, calling on their peers to support efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. I’m not sure whether he expected me to be pleased that CEOs were speaking out, or anticipated that I would have a lot of “feedback.” Probably both.

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