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But in Detroit, whenever a company has a smooth CEO transition, that’s when the trouble happens. Time and again in Detroit, car companies spend years grooming their CEO candidates, only to see them elbowed (or shoved) out of the way when unexpected crises occur.

As Ford Modifications CEOs, Beware Of Smooth Detroit Transitions

Burger King's 33-year-old CEO has helped engineer a total restructuring of the burger chain in just 13 months on the job.  After surrounding himself with an equally young management team — including a 28-year-old chief financial officer — Daniel Schwartz has helped turn the struggling burger chain into a "cash machine," Devin Leonard writes for Bloomberg Businessweek's newest cover story.

Burger King's 33-Year-Old CEO Is Completely Reshaping The Company

Burger King CEO Daniel Schwartz has helped turn the struggling chain into a "cash machine.

When an emergency alert comes in, a fax machine is triggered. This shoots out a piece of paper, which knocks over a soda can full of change, notifying those at the station of the situation. At another station, a fax comes in and bumps a door hinge, which pulls a wire and rings a doorbell.

One week into her new job as Detroit’s chief information officer, Beth Niblock had to deal with a pressing issue she probably hadn’t anticipated.

Get strategies that deal with the financials and the “politics.” Once reality is faced, have conversations with your CEO and board to make clear what sort of resources and support you will need from them and how you will keep them in the loop as the organization makes the transition. “If they’re not comfortable with how to manage the political or the relationship aspects, they should try to get help and not be afraid of it,” he said.

Get strategies that deal with the financials and the “politics.” Once reality is faced, have conversations with your CEO and board to make clear what sort of resources and support you will need from them and how you will keep them in the loop as the organization makes the transition. “If they’re not comfortable with how to manage the political or the relationship aspects, they should try to get help and not be afraid of it,” he said.

Full use of the Office iPad app is limited to subscribers to Office 365, an online-friendly version that users "rent" for an annual subscription rather than buy to install on their computers. For consumers, Office 365 costs $99.99 a year

Microsoft Unveils Office Software for iPad

Full use of the Office iPad app is limited to subscribers to Office 365, an online-friendly version that users "rent" for an annual subscription rather than buy to install on their computers. For consumers, Office 365 costs $99.99 a year

EBay helps PayPal grow faster by creating a flywheel effect because PayPal is the primary and, in some cases, exclusive way to pay on eBay.

EBay CEO Reiterates Company Stronger With PayPal

EBay helps PayPal grow faster by creating a flywheel effect because PayPal is the primary and, in some cases, exclusive way to pay on eBay.

While senior vice president Mike Kerns was given oversight of developing new products for video, news and other media properties—what Yahoo staffers internally refer to as the "canvas"—Ms. Savitt was given oversight of media creation, or the "paint."

Marketing Chief Kathy Savitt's Star Rises at Yahoo

While senior vice president Mike Kerns was given oversight of developing new products for video, news and other media properties—what Yahoo staffers internally refer to as the "canvas"—Ms. Savitt was given oversight of media creation, or the "paint.

John Hennessy, president of Stanford University, told Bloomberg that founders should wait to become CEO, and instead work with someone more experienced.

Stanford President: Entrepreneurs Should Wait To Become CEO

It seems that every entrepreneur in Silicon.

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down - WSJ.com

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down

Mozilla co-founder CEO Brendan Eich, who came under fire this week for donating to a campaign to ban gay marriage in California, has resigned.

“The firm was notified that Mr. Holbrook is the subject of an investigation” by the Treasury Department and Justice Department, according to Mr. Holbrook's BrokerCheck report, on which broker-dealers reveal information including federal investigations. “The investigation relates to the possible misuse of holding company assets but the firm cannot confirm the full scope or subject matter of the investigation.”

Sterne Agee confirms CEO was fired after investigation report

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