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Expect Lawsuit Boon as a Result of Obamacare

There is one sector of the economy that will unquestionably benefit from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare): Lawyers. According to Crain’s, attorneys are girding for the health care law’s potential to gush a flood of legal suits against employers. ACA is the gift to the plaintiffs bar that keeps on giving.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Health/Benefits , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 1 2012

18 CEOs Write To Secretary Geithner Asking Not to Raise Taxes on Dividends

Worried about the impact of higher tax rates on dividends and punitive rates in general on capital investment, a dozen and a half CEOs write an open plea to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner not to cripple the economy and the prospect of future job growth.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , TAX POLICY August 9 2012

GM CEO Frustrated by Bureaucracy and Why He Is Not Alone

If there was any remaining doubt about the importance of culture to a company’s prospects one needs to look no further than a recent town hall meeting at GM where the CEO Dan Akerson told workers that while the company has made progress in shrinking the bureaucracy, the old sclerotic culture still exists and needs to be replaced with something more attuned to the 21st century.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 16 2012

Is the App Bubble About to Burst?

Is the magic evaporating from social media? Facebook shares have lost nearly half their value since its IPO in May. Zynga, the games maker has seen its share price slide nearly 70 percent since December. Facebook may have 900 million active profiles and Zynga has 240 million people playing its games, but neither company seems to be able to monetize these strong followings.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology August 16 2012

Four Critical Ways To Build a Global Enterprise

Building a global business is something that requires careful consideration, according to Irv Rothman, president and CEO of HP Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard. With over 30 years experience in leasing and captive finance, he explains what it takes to grow successfully in global markets.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business August 23 2012

Why Regulation Punishes IPOs

Are our capital markets broken? The global economy is operating on one cylinder and economic data from the U.S. continues to disappoint. A dangerous disconnect exists between the real economy and financial markets threatening the emergence of young companies and the jobs that they normally create.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 23 2012

Why Your Congressman May Be Doing Better Than You

Did you ever wonder why members of Congress are substantially well off? According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 47 percent–249 of the 535 congressmen are millionaires. By comparison, about 5 percent of U.S. households are worth more than $1 million. Street Authority’s Paul Tracy thinks he knows why.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance August 23 2012

CEOs Remain Cautious Ahead of Presidential Election, Confidence Index Stays Flat in August

The CEO Confidence Index fell just 0.3% in August to 5.34 out of a possible 10 from July’s 5.36. The Index is now down 11.4% from its 2012 high of 6.03 in February. CEOs of small businesses have even less confidence than their bigger business counterparts.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index August 27 2012

6 Basic Ideas for CEOs To Better Communicate Their Message

How do you make a big company small? How do you bridge the gaps that inevitably develop from doing business in disparate cultural, political and financial environments? Irv Rothman, CEO of HP Financial Services advances six steps that any CEO aspiring to communicate his message should master.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 29 2012

What Causes CEO Failure?

Yahoo has had six CEOs in five years. At HP one CEO lasted six months. According to some studies up to a third of Fortune 500 CEOs have lasted three years with top executive failure rates as high as 75 percent and rarely less than 30 percent. In a study by Booz. Consultants, CEO tenure today is 7.6 years on a global average down from 9.5 years in 1995. According to the Harvard Business Review, two out of five new CEOs fail in their first 18 months on the job. What is causing this and what can leaders do to avoid falling victim to missteps?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 29 2012

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