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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:02:35 EDTIf you believe what the folks at Facebook have been telling the press, there's a lot in the new movie, "The Social Network" that's just plain fiction -- especially about the company's co-creator and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg. Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter, has acknowledged he aimed for "fidelity." But the fidelity was to "storytelling," not to truth.The movie itself ends with a disclaimer that some material in it is invented -- as in "not true." There clearly are specific scenes that didn't happen in real life and some of them -- like Zuckerberg having sex in a bathroom with an underage woman -- are not kind. Overall, by most accounts, he comes across as a jerk.
Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:32:22 EDTIn the fall of 1996, I sat inside weekly strategy meetings of conservative activists, as part of research for my book, Gang of Five, chronicling the rise of the baby-boomer right. The war-room host was famed anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and with Bill Clinton on the verge of re-election, the question on the table was this: How to convince lawmakers to open impeachment proceedings against the President?
Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:47:22 EDTWhat started last year as a series of small drug recalls at Johnson & Johnson exploded this summer into a full-blown crisis in quality control. But for months there was nary a peep from CEO Bill Weldon.
Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:33:38 EDTWhen Jeff Skilling, the former Enron CEO, was convicted on 19 counts, the headline of the Houston Chronicle read "Guilty! Guilty!" Sentenced to 24-plus years in prison, Skilling had been a wealthy executive who went too far in pursuit of profit and caused financial pain and devastation to thousands of investors, employees, and contractors with his decisions at the helm of Enron. Few if any in the media or public rose to his defense or mourned his imprisonment.
Tue, 25 May 2010 14:29:32 EDTWhy would Eliot Spitzer want to become a TV host?
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 17:08:37 EDTFormer UCLA Coach John Wooden passed away Friday June 4th. He is widely considered the greatest basketball coach of all time, and many believe he is the greatest coach of any sport. Wooden won ten national championships in his years 16 years at UCLA. A skilled player himself, Wooden is one of only three individuals (along with Lenny Wilkins and Bill Sharman) to be inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and a coach.
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:46:30 EDTAs a management writer for many years, I met more than my share of self-professed "gurus." They spanned the gamut from publicity-seeking quacks to deep-in-the-mud academics to -- occasionally -- truly brilliant and devoted thinkers who used their minds to make business, or the world, better.
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:27:03 ESTOprah Winfrey knows how to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Tue, 03 Nov 2009 14:22:07 ESTThe longtime accountant of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple fraud charges in connection to Madoff's notorious, decades-long Ponzi scheme.
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:44:26 EDTThere's no need to fear a Wall Street brain drain -- despite the crackdown on pay by Washington.
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:08:33 EDTIn the past, Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Ken Lewis has received an annual salary of $1.5 million. But this year he will get nothing.
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:50:57 EDTBruce Wasserstein, chief executive of asset management firm Lazard, died Wednesday. He was 61 years old.
Wed, 07 Oct 2009 21:29:36 EDTGeneral Motors is losing its top U.S. sales executive, a key player in the automaker's reorganization, to a job in another industry, CEO Fritz Henderson announced Wednesday.
Thu, 08 Oct 2009 05:38:51 EDTDespite all the finger-pointing over who's to blame for the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, just two prominent players face criminal charges.
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 11:36:15 EDTSince being named AIG's chief executive in August, Robert Benmosche's brashness has unnerved board members and raised the ire of Congress.
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 10:25:47 EDTKen Lewis doesn't have a golden parachute, but he's all set for a comfortable landing -- unlike his long-suffering shareholders.
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:10:04 EDTWarren Buffett came to bury Ken Lewis, not to praise him.
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:37:04 EDTSenate lawmakers took the Securities and Exchange Commission to task Thursday for failing to prevent Bernard Madoff from perpetrating one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history.
Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:44:20 EDTTreasury Secretary Tim Geithner has been waiting to sign your money for seven months, and he'll have to wait just a bit longer.
Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:11:45 EDTJosie Natori followed her business dreams from the Philippines to Wall Street. But after nine years as a banker, she needed a more creative outlet. In 1977 she launched a lingerie company with an East-meets-West flair. Today her brand includes four intimate-apparel lines, as well as a ready-to-wear clothing collection, home and bath products, eyewear and fragrance. Natori, 62, shared her story with Fortune Small Business in her Manhattan showroom.