Facebook’s $5 Billion Fine Encourages Executive Misdeeds

Facebook’s $5 billion fine by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for serial privacy abuses doesn’t go far enough. After the market received news of the fine, Facebook’s market value spiked $10 billion, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth rose $1 billion. Facebook’s leaders rejoiced. Why not? Facebook did not agree to wrongdoing, and the […]

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Counter-Intuitive Strategies Can Yield High Margins While Being Attentive To Customers’ Needs

Counter-Intuitive Strategy Costco charges an annual membership fee for the “privilege” of shopping. People pay to spend? That’s crazy, but true! This counter-intuitive strategy makes the bulk of Costco’s profits. Yet, most firms haven’t been able to copy it. Starbucks’ coffee demands a premium. Why? Starbucks doesn’t sell coffee alone, it sells and other products. […]

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Why Public Corporations Delist Shares From Stock Markets and Become Private

Why do public corporations become private and delist their shares from stock exchanges? On Oct. 29, 2013, Dell announced that Michael Dell, founder and CEO, and Silver Lake Partners, a leading global technology firm completed acquisition of Dell’s outstanding shares. Michael Dell said he can focus on building the company,” Not the 90-day shot clock” […]

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