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    1. Who Is Telecom Italia's CEO and Why Is His Job On the Line?

      Who Is Telecom Italia's CEO and Why Is His Job On the Line?

      (Bloomberg) -- Telecom Italia SpA Chief Executive Officer Amos Genish has held onto his job even as the stock lost a third of its value since his appointment last year. Then last week the former phone monopoly shocked investors with a $2.3 billion writedown and scrapped a key debt-reduction target. Talk of Genish’s imminent downfall has surfaced repeatedly since his main backer Vivendi SA lost control of the board to activist investor Elliott Management Corp. and its allies in May...

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      Mentions: Telecom Italia
    2. At $49 Billion Company Essilor, Employees are the Largest Shareholders — and The CEO Says That's the Best Way To Do It

      At $49 Billion Company Essilor, Employees are the Largest Shareholders — and The CEO Says That's the Best Way To Do It
      • The Essilor Group, an ophthalmics company based in France, has an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Its employees are its largest group of shareholders.
      • All employees, regardless of seniority, are eligible to purchase shares, and Essilor matches the investments up to a certain amount.
      • Employees can also vote on company decisions through the employee shareholder association.
      • Other companies, like Sears, have adopted ESOPs in the past — but it's not for every organization...
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      Mentions: ESOP
    3. Data Sheet—Why Elon Musk's Visionary Leadership Falls Short

      Data Sheet—Why Elon Musk's Visionary Leadership Falls Short

      Elon Musk has founded an interesting variety of companies since dropping out of the physics PhD program at Stanford. In the 1990s, he was among the first to see how the Internet could be used to distribute useful information (at Zip2) and pay for online sales (at PayPal). By the turn of the century, his vision was expanding and he founded SpaceX and Tesla, seeing a future with commercial spaceflights and electric cars. It’s been a long and not always smooth journey for those two companies...

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    4. How the CEO Behind Applebee's and IHOP Pulled off a Shocking Turnaround in Just a Year

      How the CEO Behind Applebee's and IHOP Pulled off a Shocking Turnaround in Just a Year
      • Steve Joyce has led Applebee's and IHOP on impressive comebacks since taking over as CEO of parent company Dine Brands in September 2017.
      • Since Joyce took over, the Dollarita kicked off a cheap drinks revolution at Applebee's, while IHOP redefined what it means for a campaign to go viral with its polarizing IHOb name change.
      • Joyce spoke with Business Insider last week about changing the company's culture, making comebacks, planning new brands for Dine, and much more...
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      Mentions: Technology risk plane
    5. Eddie Lampert's Biggest Failure: Sears Holding Company

      Eddie Lampert's Biggest Failure: Sears Holding Company

      Eddie Lampert was “The Next Warren Buffett” back in 2006. Now, he is the chairman and former CEO of Sears, a company attempting to claw its way back from the retail ashes. How did Lampert, an activist investor, go from creating the "next Berkshire Hathaway" to throwing money into the fire that he created of a former retail giant? Was it systematic, the unavoidable failure of retail?...

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    6. It's Become Increasingly Clear That Alphabet, Google's Parent Company, Needs New Leadership (GOOGL, Goog)

      It's Become Increasingly Clear That Alphabet, Google's Parent Company, Needs New Leadership (GOOGL, Goog)
      • It's become increasingly clear that Alphabet needs new leadership.
      • The recent scandals and controversies and scandals at the company, most notably over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, have highlighted the shortcomings of its top leaders.
      • CEO Larry Page, for example, hasn't made a public appearance in years.
      • Behind the scenes, though, he and other top leaders have been enabling bad behavior among high-level employees, by all reports...
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    7. Influential Advisers Blindsiding Corporate America on Shareholder Votes

      Influential Advisers Blindsiding Corporate America on Shareholder Votes

      Proxy-advisory firms, under scrutiny in Washington over the weight given to their corporate-policy guidance, aren't giving companies enough time to respond to voting recommendations that oppose management's plans, a report released Monday contends. And investors that typically follow the firms' suggestions on matters from executive pay to environmental issues aren't always analyzing them closely before before voting, according to the study, which was commissioned by the non-profit American Council for Capital Formation. Advisers for the group, which receives most of its funding from outside contributions, include former Democratic Sens. Max Baucus and Joe Lieberman, former Secretary ...

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    8. Ancora's Chadwick On Working with Activist Pioneer Whitworth

      Ancora's Chadwick On Working with Activist Pioneer Whitworth

      The Activist Investing Today podcast talked to Jim Chadwick, about Ancora's activist strategy and his recent insurgencies at Hill International and Fleet Management International. In a wide-ranging interview, Chadwick explains how working with Relational Investors Ralph Whitworth and David Batchelder, prior to joining Ancora, was "the most important factor" in his career of activism...

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    9. Carl Icahn is Right About Dell’s Complex, Self-Enriching Attempt to Re-Enter Public Market

      Carl Icahn is Right About Dell’s Complex, Self-Enriching Attempt to Re-Enter Public Market

      Carl Icahn has successfully tormented several tech companies in the last decade — from Motorola to Yahoo to eBay — but usually demands value extraction that isn’t always the best route for a company’s health or long-term investors. Icahn’s new battle with computer executive Michael Dell and his eponymous company, now entering a bruising second round five years after the first, is different: It is a righteous stand that other large investors appear to be backing...

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