John R. Cryan
2017: A Year to Review Capital Structure
Prospective tax changes from President-elect Trump will cause companies to change how they allocate and distribute capital.
The Annual Budget May Be Past Its Useful Life
Most companies don't generate an adequate return on investment on their budgeting processes.
Michael Dell’s False Dichotomy
Why going private won't necessarily pay off for the computer company.
Is Accounting Blocking R&D Investments?
Companies should resist the urge to cut research expenses to meet an earnings per share target.
Advocates Overrating the Benefits of Buybacks
A 20% boost in share price from buying back stock may sound attractive, but over five years it’s a below-average return.
Why to Choose Growth Over Buybacks
Business-services companies should be cautious of share repurchases until they have exhausted all acquisition opportunities first.
Media Business: Adapt or Face Nightmare of Change
Few industries have been harder hit by technological change than media and publishing, yet companies in that field with successful reinvestment strategies have shareholders singing their praises.
Should Medical Device Companies Make or Buy Their Growth?
Companies investing in R&spamp;D have created more value for shareholders over the past 10 years.