Political newsletter Axios ran a surprising graph this week showing a stunning disconnect between the confidence of consumers – measured by the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index – versus the confidence of CEOs (tracked separately by the Conference Board). While it is not entirely clear just what the ramifications may be of this huge disparity in how these two groups are feeling about the economy – it is nonetheless a notable disconnect.
Sonos Launches Integration Partners Program with Software, Music Service & Hardware Companies
Sonos surprised the industry this week with several announcements, some of which were directly targeted at the custom integration market just two weeks before the launch of the CEDIA 2016 show. But one announcement didn’t surprise us – we first told you about it a month ago when we revealed that we had learned that after announcing they were pulling out of the show, Crestron was back…in partnership with none other than Sonos.
With so many announcements at CEDIA 2016, will this be the Sonos show? [Read more…] about Will CEDIA 2016 Be The Sonos Show?
Glassdoor, the online jobs and careers site, released last month their latest annual Highest-Rated CEOs rankings based on votes by employees. Not only is the ranking based on employee votes – this is the only criterion used for the ranking. Employees are allowed to vote anonymously through the Glassdoor website and the voting process is held open for an entire year.
Who tops the list? Is tech represented? See the results below… [Read more…] about Is It You? The 25 Highest Rated CEOs in America
<April 11, 2012> Best Buy Company’s abrupt announcement on Tuesday morning that CEO Brian Dunn, a 28-year veteran of the nation’s top electronics retailer, was leaving the company effective immediately, caught industry and financial analysts by surprise. No one saw it coming although in view of Best Buy’s dismal financial performance, the company’s explanation that it needed new leadership to forge a new strategic direction for the company seemed to ring true. [Read more…] about Best Buy’s Dunn is Done, But an Investigation into His Personal Misconduct Continues
<December 7, 2011> Last Monday, CEDIA, the predominant trade association for the custom integration market, announced that its Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Utz Baldwin “have agreed on Mr. Baldwin’s departure from CEDIA…” The prepared statement from the group gave no reason for the change but assured members that the Board of Directors “will continue to provide strategic leadership for the organization…”