The 21st century global economy will have winners and losers. The innovators will lead, the others will follow. As president and CEO of Agilent Technologies, William Sullivan lives by this axiom, restructuring the tech giant as an innovative leader, laser-focused on the $40 billion scientific measurement market.
The avalanche of accounting and fraud scandals that have shaken corporate America in recent years have made it painfully and publicly clear: for some, the end can justify unethical and even illegal means if the stakes are high enough.
If you didn’t know he was one of the titans of industry, you’d think Robert Eckert was just a down-to-earth Midwesterner from Elmhurst, Illinois. He comes across as someone’s favorite next-door neighbor – genial, laid back, soft spoken, yet solid and exuding a warmth of spirit that draws you to him. He may be head of the world’s largest toy maker, but you think to yourself – this is a guy I could trust.
Steven F. Bouck, Executive Vice President and CFO, Waste Connections, Inc.
“Are MBA Principles all Garbage?”
There’s tons of cash in the trash business—the U.S. solid waste services industry hauled in $43 billion in revenues last year. Although it’s a relatively low-tech and slow-growth sector, pacing with the nation’s gross domestic product and population increases, there’s no shortage of management challenges and opportunity for big profits.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.