Celebrity CEO Series: The “been there, done that” tradition of Case (and Levin) continues with AOL today!

CNBC had former AOL CEO Steve Case as guest host this morning for several hours. As his guest, Case invited his former co-CEO, TimeWarner’sGerald Levin, to appear and discuss the merger which is now generally regarded as the worst of that decade, or the past ten years, if it’s not a formally-demarcated decade. from The Reasoned Sceptic … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEO Series: Plausible Deniability – John Roth’s Shinola Factor

As I am presently going through the process of cleaning up the boxes upon bankers boxes of business records and materials I have collected over the years, I am routinely uncovering hidden treasures. From the original steakhouse napkin where the terms of my multimillion dollar deal to sell my brainchild and passion revealed the furious … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEO Series: Michael Cowpland Where Are You?

Matthews went on to found Newbridge Networks. Cowpland founded Cowpland Research Laboratory (soon Corel) in Ottawa in 1985. At first the company sold DTP workstations, but success did not arrive until the launch of the graphics software, CorelDraw in 1989. He offered a challenge to Microsoft with a move into productivity software, acquired WordPerfect from … Continue reading

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2002 article heralding the “End of the affair for celebrity CEOs” a telling tale of what was most troubling with the dot com craze: but where are these intrepid “profits of prosperity” now?

Like the most wanted posters that used to adorn the local post offices across the country, the pictures of once heralded CEOs gracing the cover of countless business magazines such as Business Week, Forbes and Time seems a fitting epitaph to a bygone era when vapor and the promise of riches trumped sound business principles … Continue reading

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