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Could a ‘Breathing’ Battery Power the Next Generation of Electric Cars?

Battery technology is at the heart of the future of electric vehicles because range is still a limiting factor. Michael Bernstein of the American Chemical Society reports on recent research on the latest advances that could render not only a significant boost for electric vehicles, but other sectors that benefit from extended battery life.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Operations , Technology April 1 2014

Walmart and 3D Systems Work to Create New Manufacturing Jobs

Both Walmart and 3D Systems announced initiatives that will hopefully bring about new manufacturing jobs or reshore some production in the U.S. over the next ten years.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Marketing & Sales , Operations April 1 2014

How 3D Printing Is Saving Lives

Best known for its use in prototypes, additive manufacturing — better known as 3D printing — is being used by companies big and small for developing the latest products. With additive manufacturing technology becoming more accessible and cheaper every year, one can easily envision a time when every hospital –maybe every doctor’s office–has one on-hand.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Technology April 1 2014

OSHA’s Top 10 Standards Violations and How to Avoid Them

The list hasn’t changed much in recent years, but it highlights the need to improve safety on the plant floor.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter March 31 2014

New Products of the Week: 04/01/14

New Products of the Week: 3Ms Escape and Rescue System, the Helicat catamaran and the Airlander

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter March 31 2014

Glassdoor Reveals the Highest Rated CEOs for 2014

LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner, Ford Motor’s Alan Mulally and Edelman’s Richard Edelman take top honors among large companies. Intacct’s Robert Reid, Applied Predictive Technologies’ Anthony Bruce and Paylocity’s Steve Beauchamp led the way for small and mid-market size firms. The report also reveals which traits employees most value in their leaders.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management March 31 2014

Technology, demographics and new customer expectations are transforming healthcare. But few are ready.

For its 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, PwC conducted 1,344 interviews with CEOs in 68 countries on issues facing business leaders across all industries early in 2014. Most healthcare CEOs concede they have a lot of work to do to catch-up with the coming changes.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Healthcare , Technology March 31 2014

The CEO-Board Relationship: What Can the New CEO Learn?

The key challenge for any freshly-minted CEOs who finds himself in the position of top-to-bottom reorganization is to find a way to transition the relationship with the chairman and the board from subordinate to peer-to-peer.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance March 24 2014

Starbucks Expands Digital Tipping Option

You can do practically anything with a mobile phone these days including tipping your favorite barista. Could such apps be another path for rewards programs and tapping customer needs?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Compensation , Marketing & Sales , Operations March 24 2014

Having Fun with Income Distribution

Here is Barry L. Ritholtz, founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, take on U.S. income distribution, aided by visual graphics designer Catherine Mulbrandon of Visualizing Economics.

ChiefExecutive.net March 17 2014

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