LinkedIn compared CEOs across the globe with the average LinkedIn professional to find the top names that are over-represented among CEOs. The top CEO names found in order: Peter, Bob, Jack, Bruce, Fred, Deborah, Sally, Debra, Cynthia, and Carolyn.
Males tend to have either short or shortened versions of popular first names. Female CEOs, however, tend to use their full name. Short names are even more popular in sales but not in engineering or the restaurant industry, where the top over-represented names are Thierry, Philippe and Laurent.
“I am totally unattached to material items. But when it comes to things everyone should have, a scent is very important, as is good underwear and a great pair of sunglasses.”—Zac Posen, advocating support for some of fashion’s most lucrative licenses
“Not speaking as a designer, I hope they’ll put someone at Dior who will not walk down path of a caricature, the over-the-top thing. It would be so refreshing to see a Dior that could look real. That’s what happened with Céline. Women fell in love with it. They saw something cool, elegant, smart. At Dior, let’s hope it’s not a predictable choice.”—Marco Zanini, now creative director at Rochas
“I wish that people could get excited not just about the superficial aspects of fashion but also about the craft and all the hidden people who are never visible in those blogs and on those shows. Now everyone is so opinionated but their opinions are about trite things, the shoes on the runway or does that girl on the red carpet look better than another woman in the same dress. I mean, come on. Fashion is so much more.”—Marco Zanini, Rochas’ creative director
“I just saw the CoverGirl commercial with Taylor Swift and I thought, ‘Wow, it is so hard for models to get a job these days.’ You have to sing and act, too. There doesn’t seem to be as much work specifically just for models.”—Cindy Crawford