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Learning From Volkswagen: 6 Tips for Surviving a Scandal
Reputation Management

Learning From Volkswagen: 6 Tips for Surviving a Scandal

Handled correctly, a scandal represents an opportunity to win trust, show goodwill and reassure consumers.
Luis Gallardo
Volkswagen to Give Gift Cards, Repairs to Diesel Car Owners
Scandal

Volkswagen to Give Gift Cards, Repairs to Diesel Car Owners

The embattled car maker admitted to installing 'defeat devices' in 11 million vehicles worldwide.
'Yelp For People' Co-Founder: Your Hate Only Fuels My Resolve to Launch Peeple
Apps

'Yelp For People' Co-Founder: Your Hate Only Fuels My Resolve to Launch Peeple

Our exclusive Q&A with Julia Cordray, the brassy CEO behind the Internet's most hated app.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Volkswagen Faces the Most Onerous Rebranding Challenge In History, Again
Volkswagen

Volkswagen Faces the Most Onerous Rebranding Challenge In History, Again

A nice apology letter from VW gives some clues just how badly they screwed up.
Peter Page
Following Death Threats, Peeple Founder Says She Was Wrong to Position App as 'Yelp for People'
Apps

Following Death Threats, Peeple Founder Says She Was Wrong to Position App as 'Yelp for People'

So what if people hate Peeple? Julia Cordray is launching it anyway.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Creepy, Yelp-Like App Lets You Rate People Like Restaurants
Apps

This Creepy, Yelp-Like App Lets You Rate People Like Restaurants

Imagine if Tinder, Facebook and LinkedIn had a snarky stalker baby and, yuck, you're there.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What We Can Learn From Volkswagen's Scandal and the Legacy of a Leader
Control What You Can

What We Can Learn From Volkswagen's Scandal and the Legacy of a Leader

The carmaker's mistake stems from toxicity in its culture, and that always starts at the top.
Brian Fielkow
JustFab: Silicon Valley Sees a Unicorn, Customers See a Trojan Horse
Legal Issues

JustFab: Silicon Valley Sees a Unicorn, Customers See a Trojan Horse

The company's founders have a history of being associated with dubious practices.
Carly Okyle
Volkswagen to Fire Employees Responsible for Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen

Volkswagen to Fire Employees Responsible for Emissions Scandal

Sources say people responsible for rigging the U.S. emissions tests will be fired starting Friday.
When the CEO Goes Bad, the Whole Company Needs a Fresh Look
Leadership

When the CEO Goes Bad, the Whole Company Needs a Fresh Look

Cutting off the head does nothing to fix what is likely cultural rot throughout an entire organization.
Ray Hennessey
Report: Volkswagen CEO Ousted Over Emissions Scandal
Scandal

Report: Volkswagen CEO Ousted Over Emissions Scandal

The automaker has lost more than a third of its market value in just two days amid the emissions scandal fallout.
Subway Reveals It Did Not Act on a Serious Complaint About Jared Fogle in 2011
Subway

Subway Reveals It Did Not Act on a Serious Complaint About Jared Fogle in 2011

The complaint was from a former journalist who also took her concerns to the FBI.
Kate Taylor
From Subway's Jared to Bill Cosby: How Do You Make Hiring a Spokesperson Worth the Risk?
Marketing

From Subway's Jared to Bill Cosby: How Do You Make Hiring a Spokesperson Worth the Risk?

In an era when scandals spread like wildfire, company spokespeople can go from the face of your company to a major liability.
Kate Taylor
Toshiba CEO Quits Over Accounting Scandal
Business Optimization

Toshiba CEO Quits Over Accounting Scandal

An independent inquiry found the CEO had been aware the company had inflated its profits by $1.2 billion over a period of several years.