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Matt Palmquist is a freelance business journalist based in Oakland, Calif.

All articles by Matt Palmquist

When CEO Star Power Backfires

June 25, 2015
Companies can significantly influence the media visibility of their CEO with certain kinds of press releases — but having a prominent CEO can also work to shareholders’ detriment.
by Matt Palmquist

The Advantages of a Diverse Board

June 18, 2015
When it comes to corporate multiculturalism, it’s the relationship between an ethnically diverse board and its CEO that makes the biggest difference for leading firms.
by Matt Palmquist

Taking an Innovative Step Forward

April 23, 2015
Conventional wisdom suggests that delays during the new product development cycle can hinder a project, or even kill it entirely. It’s time to rethink this narrow outlook.
by Matt Palmquist

The Buzzkill Boss

February 25, 2015
The joys and struggles that leaders experience at home have a major impact on their attitudes at work, as well as on their subordinates’ moods and performance.
by Matt Palmquist

Pay Well, But Not Too Well

January 7, 2015
While compensating managers generously might induce more of them to stay, paying anyone too much can upset the balance of the executive suite.
by Matt Palmquist

A Different Kind of C(E)O

December 11, 2014
To stay ahead of political and social upheaval, multinational firms should consider elevating external affairs to the same level as other top management spheres.
by Matt Palmquist

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