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CEOs and Venture Capitalists Expect Higher investment in 2014

Venture capitalists (VCs) and CEOs of venture-backed companies are showing a mix of greater optimism, confidence and measured concern for the venture ecosystem in 2014 according to the results from this year’s Venture View predictions survey. The survey was conducted by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource. Respondents predict next year will bring improvements across several fronts, including greater IPO (initial public offering) volume for venture-backed companies, greater employment at startups and improved returns to limited fronts.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance January 5 2014

CEO Positions of the Week – 01/06/14

Recent postings of jobs for chief executives from around the country.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Positions , Recruiting January 5 2014

Transitioning at GM and Ford Reveal Different Cultures and Circumstances

Both GM’s Dan Akerson and Ford’s Alan Mulally arrived at their respective positions from outside the auto industry. The former is the “accidental car guy” while the latter is the aviation engineer. Their exits are being closely watched but for slightly different reasons.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance December 22 2013

How a Technology Start-Up Can Thrive Outside Silicon Valley

Clinton Phillips, the founder of Houston-based 2nd.MD, blogs his journey in creating a tech start-up outside its so-called “natural habitat.” In addition, he underscores how business leaders can get a better handle on reducing healthcare expenditure.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy December 22 2013

CEO Positions of the Week – 12/23/13

Recent postings of jobs for chief executives from around the country.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Positions , Recruiting December 22 2013

Higher Turnover and Increased Activist Intervention Complicate CEOs’ Lives

U.S. companies are switching CEOs at the fastest pace in five years as corporations such as Microsoft, Wal-Mart and GM deal with growth challenges, shifting customer tastes, competition from upstarts, and restive shareholders. Through the third quarter of 2013, 43 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index were working under new CEOs, according to executive recruiter Spencer Stuart. The year will likely exceed the 49 turnovers in 2011, the biggest for turnover since 2008.

ChiefExecutive.net Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management December 15 2013

CEO Positions of the Week – 12/16/13

Recent postings of jobs for chief executives from around the country.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Positions , Recruiting December 15 2013

CEO Confidence Reaches Highest Level in Two and a Half Years

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 7.4% in December to its highest level since April 2011, landing at 6.12 out of a possible 10.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index December 15 2013

What Kind of Leader Does Microsoft Really Need?

In recent weeks, speculation about who will succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft has become intense. The top pick among possible insiders is Enterprise chief Satya Nadella. But what about the dark horse candidates? And what about finding the kind of leader the tech giant really needs?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance December 9 2013

Party Like it’s 2007

Corporate belts are loosening, according to Crain’s New York Business. 96 percent of companies nationwide are planning to have holiday parties. But is everyone popping champagne corks?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy December 9 2013

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