After the fall

Dot-coms are under scrutiny

Yes, the end of dot-com mania presents an undeniably attractive target for those of us who spent months chronicling a steady procession of 24 year-old netwunderkinds worth more on paper than the GNP of Guatemala. But poking fun at the dot-com shakeout has become something of a cliché: It’s too ...

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Managing CFO transitions proves as critical as that of CEOs

An array of companies, from Google’s parent Alphabet to Whirlpool, have named new finance chiefs in the past year. That’s not surprising given the 2015 turnover rate of CFOs among S&P 100 companies was roughly 25 percent.

This volatility underscores that investor relations and corporate communications executives are as likely to manage a CFO’s transition as a CEO’s during their career. This article identifies the elements that have proved to be essential in getting right the IR dimensions of the new CFO’s announcement, and helping ensure that person’s critical first 100 days are a success.

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