159 posts categorized "Management/Mismanagement"

Big Law's Double Talk About Racism: This You?

You know the white establishment must be quaking in its boots when someone as icy as Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is voicing contrition and offering listening tours about race. (Wintour told staff members, “I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to black editors, writers,... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:48 PM on June 30, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

"A Sad and Scary Time" for Asian Americans: Racism During COVID-19

“I’m a proud American, but some people don’t see me as American.” Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:13 PM on May 25, 2020 in Advice, Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (1)

3M's Ivan Fong Talks about the N95 Mask, Trump's Tweet and Bundt Cake

Meet the man who's steering 3M through the mask shortage and Trump's tweets. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:59 PM on April 21, 2020 in Management/Mismanagement | Comments (1)

Female Leaders Are Helping Women? Maybe.

Are female leaders agents of change? Or cogs in the wheel? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM on March 10, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Are Women Being Snookered By Those Fertility Perks?

Some folks think there are sinister motives behind those benefits. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:12 AM on February 18, 2020 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Dentons Is Investigating Partners Accused of Polygamy and Terrorist Ties

How do you monitor a firm with 10,000 lawyers scattered around the world? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:11 PM on February 10, 2020 in Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

David Drummond Gets a Wrist Slap

What no exit package? Poor thing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:22 PM on January 15, 2020 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (1)

Crystal Ball, Oh, Crystal Ball: Predictions for 2020

Oh, how I wish I could report goodness, light and joy for 2020! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:40 PM on January 2, 2020 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

How Strong is the Case Against Davis Polk for Discrimination?

How do you prove discrimination when everyone at the firm was so damn civil? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:19 PM on November 14, 2019 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

Davis Polk: Racist? Or Just Another Cold Law Firm?

If nothing else, it's a cautionary tale of how firms shouldn’t treat minorities (or anyone) in their workforce. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:32 PM on November 10, 2019 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

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