1. O'Brien: Bad news for boards: That superstar CEO you just hired will probably fail

    'Executive Superstars, Peer Groups and Over Compensation! -- Cause, Effect, and Solution,' was released last month. Don't let the dry-as-toast title fool you. This report should be required reading for every person in Silicon Valley who sits on a board of any size. I found it particularly illuminating with so many of our largest companies either having tapped new CEOs in the past year (Hewlett ...

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