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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

8 CEOs with Staying Power

The average tenure for a CEO in the U.S. holds is just over 8 years, which makes the enduring careers of corporate chiefs such as Reed Hastings, Rupert Murdoch and Larry Ellison all the more impressive. The chances of a company surviving 50 years are dauntingly slim. In fact, data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that, of all private sector businesses started in 1994, only 24.6 percent were still in business sixteen years later in 2010.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 17 2014

The Quotable Mary Barra

Stanford Graduate School of Business is understandably proud of its alumni. The school compiled the following compendium of comments by the new head of General Motors who received her MBA from Stanford GSB in 1990. Barra discusses cars, leadership and the best advice she ever received.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 17 2014

5 Rules for CEOs to Simplify Their Job

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux, senior partner in charge of BCG’s Paris office. He says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. Speaking at the TED conference last year, Morieux outlined ways CEOs can cut the complexity down to size.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 17 2014

CEO Positions of the Week – 03/17/14

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

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Positions , Recruiting March 17 2014

Mixed Reactions from the Manufacturing Industry on President’s Budget Proposal

Judging from initial reactions from top trade groups, manufacturers are of two minds concerning the President’s proposed budget. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) scorns the tax increases saying it blocks growth, but likes some of the other provisions. The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), on the other hand, sees the prospect for wider tax reform and some benefits to manufacturers in proposals for infrastructure spending.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing , Manufacturing Newsletter , Operations March 10 2014

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

Emerging enterprises and CEOs thinking of starting new manufacturing or product design businesses have a number of tools including social media and digital marketing that allow them to take an idea and bring it to market faster, cheaper and with an intimate customer connection. Here are five trends that can provide a tailwind to help.

ChiefExecutive.net Leadership & Strategy , Manufacturing , Manufacturing Newsletter , Operations March 10 2014

5 Rules for Automating Your Warehouse

Warehouse management is one of the last frontiers of productivity improvement for most manufacturers and distributors. Writing in both Manufacturing Business Technology and Food Manufacturing, Dan Labell, president and owner of Westfalia Technologies., a provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers, offers five simple principles for evaluating and automating one’s warehouse management system.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Operations March 10 2014

New Product in the News: Boeing’s Self-Destructing Smartphone

Remember the standard opening scene in the Mission Impossible films and TV shows? Upon entering a phone booth a CIA agent listens to a tape recorded message that concludes “this device will self-destruct in 10 seconds.” Queue the soundtrack theme as the device goes up in smoke once it completes the message.

ChiefExecutive.net Manufacturing Newsletter , Technology March 10 2014

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