The Top Ten Leadership Lessons of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

<April 4, 2012> In an upcoming issue of Forbes magazine, entrepreneur Jeff Bezos will be profiled and analyzed as the technology-industry’s leading “philosopher-CEO.” As part of this coverage, Forbes contributor George Anders solicited the rule-breaking CEO’s lessons of leadership. … Continue reading

Nortek’s Losses Increased in 2011, But Company Says Q4 Results are Encouraging

<April 4, 2012> In financial results filed with the SEC at the end of last week, Nortek, Inc. said fiscal year 2011 (year ending December 31, 2011) saw a substantial sales increase of 12.7% from $1.899 billion in 2010 to … Continue reading

Gibson Guitar’s Weissburg Gives the ALERT a Status Update

<March 28, 2012> Earlier this month, the ALERT reported that ex-D&M President Bob Weissburg had joined Gibson Guitar as its global executive vice president. While Weissburg was said to have responsibilities over the entire organization, his focus is primarily on … Continue reading

Warning: Don’t Buy These Cat5E and USB 2.0 Patch Cables

<March 28, 2012> Underwriters Laboratories (UL) issued a warning today that cables are being sold  fraudulently bearing the “UL Approved” seal even though they have not been tested as safe by the testing service. As a result, UL cannot guarantee … Continue reading

Housing Market Data is Mixed – Why That Really is Good News

<March 21, 2012> An investment expert once told me that Wall Street is most dangerous when everyone agrees on the market’s direction – either up or down (bulls or bears in Wall Street parlance.) If everyone says the market is … Continue reading

Skullcandy Turns to Eye Candy to Sell Headphones

<March 21, 2012> Expanding on the concept of what constitutes performance, Skullcandy announced today it was creating a new group of supermodel ambassadors, appropriately called their “Supermodel Crew,” starting with the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Kate Upton. … Continue reading

Agreeing with Soul by Ludacris, Judge Orders PRO Group To Testify Now

<March 14, 2012> Over the last few weeks, we have reported on a trademark and unfair business practices lawsuit filed by Signeo, the parent company of Soul by Ludacris, against Sol Republic. In its original filing, Signeo alleged that Sol … Continue reading