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A Letter from a CEO to his Investor… that Killed his Career

Klaus Kleinfeld, former CEO of German industry giant Siemens, resigned from his position as CEO of Arconic a specialty metals producer spun-off of aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. Kleinfeld resigned after a letter that he had written to Paul Singer, founder of $33 billion hedge fund Elliott Management. Elliott owns a 13 percent stake in Arconic and had launched a campaign to oust… Read More »

CEO signatures

If you have covered financial communication and its tools and tactics – you at least have a rough understanding of what an annual report is (From Chapter 7: “a comprehensive report on a company’s activities throughout the preceding year (…) intended to give shareholders and other interested people information on the company’s activities and performance.”) Of course you’re probably… Read More »

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 »