General George Washington and P.T.S.D.
By Laura Rittenhouse – Originally Posted on Forbes.com. The commander in chief of America’s Continental Army was alleged to have never told a lie. 
Be an Authentic Communicator:  Six Rules
By Laura Rittenhouse – Originally Posted on Forbes.com Recently, I searched on Google for “the importance of communication in business” and found about 70 million results.
Five Lessons for CEOs from Pope Francis I
By Laura Rittenhouse – Originally published on Forbes.com L.J. Rittenhouse, CEO of Rittenhouse Rankings, author of Investing Between the Lines. Pope Francis answers questions during a news conference.
Change Our Words, Change Our World
Veteran’s Day is over, but nothing has changed for our veterans, especially those addicted to pain killers, a treatment for PTSD.
Twitter IPO Letter Fails Two Buffett Tests
Twitter’s Letter to Investors in the company’s October 3rd IPO filing failed two key Buffett tests of managerial stewardship. These principles, found in the Berkshire Hathaway Owner’s Manual, reveal the philosophy Buffett follows to fulfill the company’s fiduciary responsibilities.
Risky Business

October 1, 2013

Risky Business

By Laura Rittenhouse – Originally published on Forbes.com This article is by L. J. Rittenhouse, president and chief executive of Rittenhouse Rankings and author of Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions by Decoding CEO Communications and Buffett’s Bites: The Essential Investor’s Guide to Warren Buffett’s Shareholder Letters.
Find Your Authentic Voice

September 11, 2013

Find Your Authentic Voice

By Laura Rittenhouse – Originally published on Forbes.com A friend was in the running recently to be named CEO of the company he had worked at for 10 years. 
Why Words Matter As Much As Numbers In Business
By Laura Rittenhouse – Originally published on Forbes.com This article is by L. J. Rittenhouse, president and chief executive of Rittenhouse Rankings and author of Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions by Decoding CEO Communications.
CEO Candor Key for Social Reports
Two-thirds of the 250 largest companies in the world now issue sustainability reports along with their financial reports. And like their more traditional cousins, the corporate annual report, these documents often include some type of letter from their chief executive.
CEO Candor and Survivability
We’ve seen that Bank of America and Citigroup’s letters have been riddled with fact-deficient, obfuscating, generalities (“FOG”).  So why would you or anyone want to read a shareholder letter?