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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.

How an Airbnb Renter’s Horror Story Taught the Company’s CEO His Greatest Leadership Lesson

Some investors, like Silicon Valley star Chris Sacca, refrained from investing early in Airbnb, which was founded in 2008, due to fears of the disasters that could happen when people share their homes with complete strangers. The first Airbnb horror story that made waves in the media happened in June 2011, when the renter of a woman’s San Francisco home ...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Working Globally to Support Tobacco Industry

A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine’s corrupt, pre-revolutionary government. Three years ago, Ukraine filed an international legal challenge against Australia, over Australia’s right to enact antismoking laws on its own soil. To a number of lawmakers, the case seemed absurd, and they wanted to investigate why it was even being pursued. ...

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ConAgra Plans to Exit Private Brands

ConAgra Foods announced Tuesday that it plans to exit its struggling private-label business less than three years after spending $5 billion to buy it. The CEO, according to The Wall Street Journal, is succumbing to pressure from activist investors Jana Partners.

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