Gregory V. Milano
Why Not Pay Executives Like Private Equity Does?
Long-term executive incentives could better align the financial interests of executives with those of shareholders.
Ugh! It’s Budget Approval Time
Whoever first decided to link performance measurement to budgets may have done more damage to business effectiveness than anyone else in history.
Four Ways High Share Price Companies Can Boost Value
Most executives always think their share price should be higher, but coming to grips with high valuation can lead to productive strategic decisions.
Keeping Activist Investors Away
Ways to keep activist investors away include boosting performance, improving capital allocation and strengthening your competitive edge.
Past Performance is No Guarantee
The past tells us nothing about whether we will fail or succeed in the future. Executives should be mindful of this when considering their future goals.
How Successful is Your CEO?
To be a top value creator, a CEO must deliver a high total shareholder return in a large company for a long time.
How to Get Ready for Economic Cycles
Many companies put more effort into planning for a power outage than they do preparing for the inevitable cyclical downturn. Here are some points to consider.
Bernanke’s Wet Noodle
Don't fear a stock market slide if the Fed tapers its accommodative policies. The low interest rates from these policies may not be pumping up the stock market as much as one thinks.
Don’t Overreact to Cycles
The run-up to game seven of the NBA Finals teaches some important lessons for corporate executives managing their cash-- as well as a few basketball tips.
Is it Time to Prune the Portfolio?
Management shouldn’t jump to sell and buy businesses. They need to carefully evaluate their competitive advantages.
Long-Term Incentives Spur Owner-Like Thinking
The path to encouraging executives to think and act like owners is through properly structured long-term incentives.