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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

Private Equity Can Make Firms More Innovative

There’s a longstanding debate about whether private equity investors create value for the firms they buy. The evidence shows that PE-backed firms generate strong returns for investors, but they’re often accused of 1) focusing too sharply on short-term results (hurting firms in the long run), 2) loading target companies with too much debt (increasing their risk of going bust), and 3) caring more about cost-cutting (eliminating jobs) than revenue growth.

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