CEO plain-speech-ranking

For the fourth time, the University Hohenheim / Germany has published its plain-text-ranking of CEO annual meeting speeches. The communication scientists led by Prof. Brettschneider are using a special formula to calculate the formal understandability of the often hour-long speeches. Criteria that enter the formula include the length of sentences, the share of sentences with more than 20 words, the… Read More »

The “buffet dividend”

The German business and investment magazine “Bilanz” has just published an interesting article on the food provided at this year’s annual general meetings of Germany’s largest publicly traded companies (members of DAX). As you know, an annual general meeting is the place for all shareholders of a company to meet with its executives and be informed about both past performance and… Read More »