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March 27, 2015, 9:14 am, 1446346
Tom Prescott announced his retirement last night. You may not have heard of him, but as CEO of Align Technologies (the inventors of Invisalign “invisible braces”) Prescott helped turn ...


February 28, 2015, 1:14 pm, 1431007

Ned Isakoff: “You got me blacklisted from Hop Sing’s?”Delivery Man: “She named name!”—Seinfeld, “The Race”


January 11, 2015, 1:13 pm, 1402444
The Canadian tar sands have been very good to Clean Harbors, a perennial Wall Street favorite that evolved from a disaster cleanup business (for which the company’s web pages still carry a plug at the bottom: “For 24-Hour Emergency ...


December 27, 2014, 1:13 pm, 1395396

I received for Christmas the least looked-forward-to book I have ever received: John Cleese’s “So, Anyway…”.Cleese, of course, is a founder of Monty Python, the ...


December 19, 2014, 5:13 pm, 1392316
2014 Editor’s Note:Well, Michael Bublé’s computer is still releasing holiday songs, which is the worst we can say about this year’s holiday music survey. The


November 25, 2014, 1:13 pm, 1377660
IBM trades to highs on activist related speculation(161.85+0.95)—Briefing.com, November 23, 2014

IBM Chief Counsel: “Ginni? Fred here.” IBM CEO Ginni ...


November 17, 2014, 5:13 pm, 1372956

Former BB&T* CEO John Allison has written a book about, well, about his time at BB&T, during which it grew from $275 million in assets to $152 billion (profitably) and some lessons learned along the way.
American Banker, one of the publications Warren ...


October 20, 2014, 9:14 am, 1353958
Well the biggest stock-market levitation act since HP under Mark Hurd is going the way of all levitation acts:IBM is throwing in the towel on its $20 EPS "roadmap" (reportedly mocked as "roadkill" in some internal IBM quarters) and admitting what anybody with a calculator and the ...


September 5, 2014, 5:13 pm, 1330147


August 5, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1311971
These are the headlines on my Bloomberg for Annie's, the organic mac and cheese maker whose shares have fallen from unsustainable heights as the difficulties of running a public company while trying to meet the impatient quarterly targets of impatient quarterly-minded investors finally overcame the euphoria of ...