• Executive Rewind: When the Media Report Your Story
    Wednesday January 23, 2019

    So, you submit to a news interview, get in most of your important messages, and you’re anxious to see the reporter’s resulting story. Time for perspective and a dose of realism. Let’s go to the videotape. In a recent post, we took you through three business network interviews of GM CEO Mary Barra on the […]

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  • Executive Rewind: Your Message Consistency is Crucial
    Wednesday January 16, 2019

    When you have good news, you want to get it out far and wide, and quickly. So, General Motors recently held an “Investor Day” at the New York Stock Exchange, where CEO Mary Barra set up camp to report GM’s optimistic predictions: upgrading the company’s original forecast for 2018, and an even rosier picture for […]

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  • Executive Rewind: A Financial Crisis–Vignette #3
    Thursday January 10, 2019

    How do you explain to investors that your huge stock price declines added up to a $55 Billion hit on your books? Well, when your market value is in the hundreds of billions, you might say it’s all relative. However, the recent precipitous declines in Apple’s stock price, due to a disappointing projection for the […]

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  • Executive Rewind: A Financial Crisis–Vignette #2
    Wednesday January 9, 2019

    How do you explain to investors that a tumultuous decline in your stock price added up to a $55 Billion loss in value? Well, when your market value still is well into the hundreds of billions, you might say it’s all relative. However, the recent precipitous losses suffered by Apple investors, due to a disappointing […]

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  • Executive Rewind: A Financial Crisis–Vignette #1
    Tuesday January 8, 2019

    How do you explain to investors that a tumultuous decline in your stock price added up to a $55 Billion loss in value? Well, when your market value still is well into the hundreds of billions, you might say it’s all relative. However, the recent precipitous losses suffered by Apple investors, due to a disappointing […]

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  • Executive Rewind: All Atwitter about Twitter
    Tuesday February 16, 2016

    Perception and speculation are the engines of Wall Street. The only acceptable direction, especially in the publicly-held world of stocks, is UP! Anything less and the investor knives come out. The idea of “critical mass” isn’t permitted. Creative market and revenue growth are rewarded. Usually. For instance, Twitter (TWTR). In a recent article in The Guardian, […]

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