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Forbes Releases 2018 World’s Most Influential CMOs Report

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The report reveals the tectonic shifts marketers face today and the most effective strategies for addressing these challenges – the most influential CMOs of today must lead digital transformation with a customer-first mindset. In the report, Forbes and Sprinklr also tell the story of how CMOs are evolving and negotiating obstacles to push their organizations forward, inspiring customers and extending their influence well beyond the boardroom. Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Unilever, retains the top spot for the second... Read More »

BMW Group CEO Harald Krüger voted most popular manager 2018

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Glassdoor bases its ranking on evaluations by current and former employees, who post their feedback on their employer and management anonymously. This method is designed to generate the most objective evaluations possible and give potential job applicants a clearer picture of the company of interest. On winning the award, Harald Krüger spoke to Glassdoor about leadership, careers and his advice to those starting out in the career world: Mr. Krüger, what qualities do you think a good manager should have? Krüger: Good leadership is not j... Read More »

Apple announces multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey

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Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world. Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple. ... Read More »

Schultz to employees: ‘This has been the dream of a lifetime’

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Schultz and Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson entered the second-floor mezzanine of the Starbucks Support Center to a standing ovation. Moments later, Johnson introduced him saying, "Rarely in a lifetime does one have the opportunity to work with a founder, and entrepreneur, a leader that created such an iconic company. Each one of us and all the partners before us have had that opportunity.” Schultz took the floor to a second standing ovation, this one thundering on until he motioned for people to take their seats. "You're going to make me cry be... Read More »

ECKART 2018 for “Art of Living” goes to Suzanne Cupps and Danny Meyer. Young, urban gastronomy based on fresh regional products

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“Suzanne Cupps and Danny Meyer represent a young urban gastronomy that skilfully combines creative culinary art and modern hospitality,” explained Eckart Witzigmann, announcing the jury’s decision. “Their focus on simple natural ingredients from across the region, cultivated in the most sustainable way possible, is 100 percent in line with the ECKART philosophy.” Danny Meyer is an entrepreneur with a feel for strong concepts and quality. He heads the successful Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes some of the most popular and succe... Read More »

Forbes Announces 2018 CIO SUMMIT

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The event will gather the most influential leaders in the industry to explore today’s biggest technological challenges, foster deep collaboration and generate new ideas. With advancements in digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and more, it is an exciting and challenging time to be a Chief Information Officer. CIOs often run innovation for their companies. CIOs lead digital. They engage customers and offer key insights into the art of the possible for the enterprise. The goal of the summit is t... Read More »

Madeleine Persson appointed as Sweden’s most powerful female director

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The award for Sweden´s most powerful directors is a prestigious award that focuses on lifting women in business. As Managing Director for H&M, Madeleine´s main responsibilities are design, assortment and buying, store development and marketing. “Everything starts with the customer and my competence lies within creating a great customer offering. I am confident that we can turn these setbacks around since retail is easy to change and our prime goal is to make our customers happy” Madeleine Persson, Managing Director H&M. ... Read More »

Forbes’ 32nd Annual World’s Billionaires Issue

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Centi-billionaire Jeff Bezos seizes the top spot for the first time. Bezos has a fortune of $112 billion, up $39.2 billion from 2017, the biggest one-year gain ever. Bill Gates, who has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years, drops to No. 2 on the Forbes billionaires list. Gates has a fortune of $90 billion, up from $86 billion last year. This is the biggest gap (in dollars) between the top 2 spots since 2001. Warren Buffett, worth $84 billion, falls to the No. 3 spot. His net worth increased from $75.6 billion in 2017... Read More »

Welsh grower delivers earliest ever British strawberries

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Tesco’s Bridgend Extra store will today (February 22) begin selling the first strawberries of the season, which were grown by Springfield Nursery, based near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Tesco strawberry buyer Jordan Blandford said: “Hats off to Springfield who have achieved this fantastic coup with their expertise and innovation. There is always a lot of excitement about the first British strawberries being picked because their arrival means the start of spring is not too far away.  This is brilliant news for customer... Read More »

Forbes Releases First-Ever Crypto Rich List, A Compilation Of The 20 Wealthiest People In Crypto

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While the prices of individual cryptocoins continue to swing wildly, it’s clear that blockchain-based currency is here to stay and that these virtual assets have real, albeit volatile and speculative, value. “Our first-ever Crypto Rich list provides a snapshot of a pivotal moment, part of the transparency needed to pull crypto away from its provenance as an unknown currency,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media. Chris Larsen, a longtime tech executive and Founder of Ripple, tops Forbes’ Crypto Rich List. Larsen’s net wo... Read More »

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