The year was 2009 and social media was in its nascency. Twitter and Facebook were five years old, and Instagram did not exist. One of my colleagues, Sarah Mitchell (who always seems to sense a trend), suggested that The Alexander Group (Alex & Red's sister firm) publish a weekly blog with authorship rotating among our team. The Alexander Group blog was born, and this week celebrates ten years. Alex & Red soon followed, launching its own ...MORE >
Every spring, the news media fills with excerpts from the most outstanding, controversial and hilarious graduation speeches in America. And each year, The Alexander Group reviews the best commencement speeches and shares them here. There is always a handful that stand out.
Last year, it was Ronan Farrow’s honest and raw recounting of his investigation into Harvey Weinstein. By the time Farrow made his speech at Loyola Marymount University, he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
CEOs, Celebrities and Scientists Join Innovators and Creators at 2019 Milken Global Conference to Focus on "Driving Shared Prosperity"
Earlier this month, I attended the exclusive, invitation-only 22nd annual Milken Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton hotel—home of the Golden Globes. This year’s theme was “Driving Shared Prosperity.”
For three days, 4,000 attendees from 70 countries heard more than 800 entertainment, Wall Street, philanthropic, economic, scientific and global political leaders address topics including finance, government, medical research, nutrition, equality, the environment, philanthropy, technology, media, education, longevity and human capital. With as ...
No leader works in a vacuum. It is critical to build teams that are well-positioned to cooperate, communicate and engage, particularly in the context of an organization’s culture. And given that an alarming percentage of C-suite hires are unsuccessful—CHROs reported a 10 to 50 percent C-suite succession failure rate in one survey—boards and hiring committees have a responsibility to collect as much information about a candidate as possible.
A 2010 study examined ...