Op-Ed: How the Unshakable World of Luxury Got Disrupted (Part I and Part II) in Luxury Daily.

Mark and Deloitte colleagues discuss how the seemingly undisruptable luxury goods industry is being disrupted, and what CEOs of companies in this space should be doing about it. A two-part opinion piece; view both. January, 2018

Op-Ed in The Hill

The Hill asks Mark about the data on women in C-Suites and on corporate boards. October 14, 2018

"Think Tank" contribution to WWD on disruption in the retail industry. 

WWD asks for a view on staving-off disruption in retail. We gave them a few. Conceived with two of my colleagues at Deloitte's CEO Program. August 17, 2018

Op-Ed by Mark in American Banker on the challenge of ridding an organization of abusive "rainmakers."

American Banker raises awareness of rainmakers, exempt from the rules and norms of civil behavior. May 9, 2018

Mark is interviewed by Retail Digg about the toxic bro culture at Nike

Retail Digg's Daphne Howland interviews Mark about the liklihood of Nike CEO Mark Parker's recent actions to change a culture that's been - to say the least - "difficult" for women leaders. May 7, 2018.

Market Watch covers Starbucks’ muddled ‘community culture’ was a contributing factor in arrest of two black men

Market Watch's Tonya Garcia interviews Mark after the police remove two African American men from a Starbucks in Philadelphia Their crime? Waiting for a third colleague before purchasing coffee. We get below the surface of what Starbucks must learn to do if they want community acceptance. April 18, 2018

"You Don't Have to be Mean to Lead"

Casey Gale of Convene finds insight from a section of Mean Men. April 3, 2018

WWD asks Mark how to quell the seeming pandamic of #metoo cases now emerging in the fashion industry.

Article by Mark in Women's Wear Daily. March 29, 2018 

Nike sees opening for domestic sales growth in 2019: Retail Dive

Another interview of Mark by Retail Dive on the bad behaviors of senior management at Nike that remain vague beyond the C-Suite. What were they doing? What are they hiding? March 23, 2018 

Report: High turnover rate among top women in retail hurting the industry

Retail Dive interviews Mark for a feature on the turnover of women CEOs and other C-Suite positions in the retail industry. March 20, 2018

Retailers take sides on gun policy. Is the risk worth the reward? 

Retail Dive devotes a feature story to the gun controversy and how retailers have - and have not - responded. Journalist Lara Ewen puts Mark through a deep-dive interview. March 6, 2018

WWD Think Tank: Pathological Bad Behavior Runs Amok in the C-suite

WWD (Womens Wear Daily) features Mean Men the book and Mark on how to understand pathologically bad behavior in the fashion industry's C-Suites February 23, 2018


Gap's CEO "Stepping Down"

USA Today interviews Mark on the possible reasons for Jeff Kirwan's departure from his leadership role at the Gap after three years running the apparel retailer. February 20, 2018

NPR Podcast: Talk Louisiana

Jim Engster's daily podcast features Mark to unlock what's behind the behaviors of mean men currently overtaking the news. Download the interview here. February 19, 2018

Ron Perelman ousts Revlon CEO.

USA Today features Mark's comments on working for Perelman. January 30, 2018

How Millennials Lead

Chronicle of Philanthropy and philanthropy.com feature Mark on how non-profits must reconceptualize their Millennial high-potential leaders. January 09, 2018 

Seven Essential Concepts That Define Modern-Day Entrepreneurs

Forbes features Guiding Growth: How vision keeps companies on course as essential resource for entrepreneurs. (Download it free on Guiding Growth tab of this website). December 18, 2017.

Bad Management is Everywhere!

Toronto Globe and Mail's Harvey Schachter discusses in his column the ubiquity of today's "bad management."  It's not just the rotten scoundrels we're reading about since Harvey Weinstein's real meanness came out of the closet.  Look around and you'll find bad management everywhere. December 16, 2017

Rape Culture: Why is it so insidious in organizations and our culture?

Interview with Salon Talks'  D. Watkins and Amanda Marcotte November 14, 2017

What Newsmakers Could be Considered "Mean Men?"

Interview with Danielle Smith on Newstalk 770 in Calgary. October 26, 2917

The "Mean Man Advantage"

Extended interview of Mark that focuses specifically on how women manage anger differently from men by Corrine Purtill of Quartz, October 22, 2017.

The Six Types of Mean Men You Meet at Work

Interview with HER Magazine on The Six Types...and more. November 08, 2017

Extended interview of Mark by Harvey Schachter, The Toronto Globe and Mail, October 23, 2017

Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Harrassment Problems

Mark is interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, FoxNews.com, October 6,  Salon Talks, October 09,    WPIX News, New York, HOY LA October 10. CNN, RetailDive (the Donna Karan implications), Arlene Bynon Show for SirusXM, Toronto Star, October 11.

“The Art of the Deal with the Devil”

Review by Dain Dunston, author, leadership coach, and creative strategist, September 18, 2017

“Why Do We Worship Nasty Bosses?”

Review by Simon Constable, Forbes, September 5, 2017

“The rise and fall of jerks: Why mean guys get ahead—at first”

Interview with Salon on August 23, 2017


Mean men are everywhere — offices, boardrooms, even the White House. But why are these men so successful? Author Mark Lipton has some answers.

— Salon