Archive for August 14th, 2009

The $100 Million Man

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Published in Newsweek Augut 14, 2009 by Daniel Gross

The controversy surrounding the bonus promised to Andrew Hall, the phenomenally successful energy trader at Phibro, a unit of Citi, is coming to a head.

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‘Freak’ SEC disclosure rules spotlight Blackstone CEO

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Published in Market Watch August 14, 2009 by Alistar Barr

A quirk of Securities and Exchange Commission compensation disclosure rules has left Blackstone Group Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman at the top of a list of the highest paid executives in 2008, according to corporate-governance research firm The Corporate Library.

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Without culture… society … is but a jungle (Albert Camus)

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expert perspective telescopeExpert Perspective by Grahall’s Arlene Brewster, Ph.D.

Why do some mergers succeed and others fail? One of the most important factors behind the success of a merger is the compatibility of the merging companies’ cultures.  It is the clash of company cultures that often leads to a failed merger.  We are hoping that the Watson and Towers management teams have taken a page from their own merger consulting handbook and recognize the importance of creating, communicating and reinforcing an effective and homogeneous culture for the merged entity.   
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