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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.

Cisco Recruits Two Outsiders as Executives

Cisco’s new chief executive marked his first day in the job by naming two outsiders to high-profile management posts. Chuck Robbins, who assumed the CEO role at the networking equipment maker Monday after John Chambers’ ended his tenure after 20 years, said in a blog post that Zorawar Biri Singh will serve as senior vice president and chief technology officer. ...

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A Biotech CEO Resigns After Standoff With Activist Investors

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals CEO Marc Beer has stepped down from his post after reaching a tenuous cease-fire with activist investors, leaving behind a company with an uncertain future. Beer’s resignation ends a nearly 5-year tenure at the helm of Aegerion that saw the company go public and launch its first drug. But the ex-CEO’s penchant for bluster occasionally landed him in trouble ...

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