Paul Krugman, a Nobel-prize winning economist who has used his New York Times column to champion greater government action to stimulate growth and create jobs, is leaving Princeton University for the City University of New York.
When Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo isn’t traveling abroad or overseeing new products to compete with social-networking rival Facebook Inc., he’s often lecturing employees on the merits of good management.
“Corporate mentoring programs are a charade. The intent behind them is good, but like everything the professionals get a hold of, they turn it into an incredibly complex and counterproductive routine. I suspect the reason these programs exist is so HR can beat you up and have something they can brag about. The moment someone says ‘mentor’ or ‘mentee,’ I get waves of nausea,” Andy Grove, former chairman of Intel Corp., says in the Sept. 26 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek.
“I am told I cannot talk about industrial policy in polite American company,” Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris told a business audience last March. “I’m not sure why, since the world’s two strongest economies, Germany and Japan, both have such policies.”