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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.

CEOs Who Didn’t Pursue Undergrad Business Degrees

Business degrees are the most popular undergraduate major in the U.S., with 365,000 people earning business degrees in 2010-2011, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. However, many leaders of top companies didn't study business or related subjects like accounting or finance at all as undergrads.

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How Aetna CEO Brings Health and Healing to Workplace

Before Mark Bertolini became CEO of Aetna, he almost died on a family ski trip. While recovering, he looked for alternative ways to manage the pain, reports "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King. Bertolini found healing in yoga and meditation, and that inspired him to bring a new mindset to one of the nation's largest health insurance companies.

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7 CEOs Net $700 Million in Dividends Alone

There are seven CEOs in the S&P 500, including Richard Kinder of energy pipeline company Kinder Morgan, Stefano Pessina of drugstore operator Walgreens Boots Alliance and Ralph Lauren of his namesake apparel maker that hauled in nearly $700 million collectively in 2014 – just from dividends, according to a USA Today analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ.

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5 Lessons On Innovation From Modern-Day Explorers And Adventurers

The highly constrained and extreme circumstances that explorers face provides a fertile ground for the birth of the most cutting-edge technologies—and the fact that lives are at stake means these technologies cannot fail. Remarkably, the discoveries that happen here end up more often being widely applicable than from any other source, and many of them—think GoPro—have become multibillion-dollar companies alone.

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