Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld
It’s Time to Disentangle from China
As the risks of dependence on China become more apparent, a few companies are diversifying their supply chains. But inertia and short-term thinking are keeping many companies tethered to markets and suppliers in the world’s second-largest economy, write Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian and investor Kyle Bass.
Why Connecticut’s Investments Are Underperforming
Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian and their team found that Connecticut’s return on its pension fund investments is among the worst in the nation. Their analysis of all 50 states offers some avenues for improvement.
Is It Smart to Be a ‘Stupid Genius’ Like Elon Musk?
Yale SOM leadership expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld asks if the CEO’s eccentricities and forgotten promises are undermining his leadership of Twitter, Tesla, and SpaceX.
Cynicism and Ageism Are Drowning Out Biden’s Accomplishments as He Seeks Second Term
Yale SOM leadership expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that cynical media coverage and unwarranted concern over Biden’s age have muted the remarkable achievements of his first term.
The Dominion Settlement Is Just the Beginning of Fox’s Nightmare
Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that the historic settlement and the revelations that preceded it have left Fox Corporation damaged and vulnerable to additional litigation.
Remembering Oz Nelson, Who Reinvented UPS
In the 1990s, Nelson modernized the shipping company and gave it a new focus on the customer. Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld remembers the former CEO, who died on April 6.
How Disney’s Bob Iger Outmaneuvered Ron DeSantis
Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that Iger offered a master class in standing up to bullies when he undercut the Florida governor’s attempt to impose new oversight on Walt Disney World.
Just Say No to Handing Putin Control of the UN Security Council
Russia is slated to assume the presidency of the UN Security Council on April 1. Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and former ambassador Jon Huntsman write that the U.S. must exercise its rarely-used veto powers to prevent Russia from using the role to whitewash its invasion of Ukraine.
The Fed Pushed Silicon Valley Bank Off the Cliff
Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian and Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School write that the Federal Reserve’s impatience in taming inflation could tip the economy into crisis.
With ‘Zero Visibility’ into the Russian Economy, the IMF is Parroting Putin’s Line
Rather than admitting ignorance, write Yale’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Stephen Roach, and Steven Tian, the IMF is accepting the Kremlin’s statistics—and fueling pessimism about the impact of sanctions.