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Ten Tech Terms We Can Now Retire

The technology editors at London’s Daily Telegraph announced 10 tech terms they would sooner live without. Find them here. See if you agree.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 20 2013

CEO Confidence Index Jumps 6.5%, But Most CEOs Are Still Wary About Business Conditions

The CEO Confidence Index rose 6.5% in February to 5.63 out of a possible 10. The eight-month high demonstrates a notable uptick in CEOs’ optimism about business conditions, but forecasts for growth and hiring remain limited.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index February 20 2013

When CEOs Speak Bluntly

Lately news reports of CEOs speaking plainly or using “salty” language have become more common. Is this really all that new, or are some ears more sensitive than others?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 27 2013

Patent Creation and U.S. Inventiveness

In the midst of a weak recovery from a particularly severe recession, many people are wondering whether the United States is in a state of decline, lacking the dynamism it once had. In terms of inventiveness such as patent creation the U.S. still ranks high. In other measures not so much.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 27 2013

10 Cases of How Competition in Health Care Lower Costs and Raise Quality Outcomes

This lack of competition for patients has a profound effect on the quality and cost of health care. Providers typically do not disclose prices prior to treatment because they do not compete for patients based on price. Payments are usually not made by patients themselves but by third parties — employers, insurance companies or government. But according to Devon M. Herrick, Ph.D., a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, in health care markets where providers do compete for patients, not only do prices come down, but outcomes improve.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Health/Benefits February 27 2013

Future Outlook Brighter than the Present

With the much-dreaded fiscal cliff crisis resolved by temporary measures, one might think that CEOs would be more optimistic about present conditions than those they anticipate in a year’s time. However, the latest CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEO expectations for overall business conditions over the next 12 months, rose 4.0 percent to a value of 5.29 out of a possible 10, while the Current Confidence Index, which measures CEO opinion on current business conditions, dropped 2.7 percent to a value of 4.93.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 5 2013

Many Unhappy Returns: 100 Years of the Income Tax

Last Sunday, Feb. 3 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which enabled the establishment of the U.S. federal income tax. The century-long history of the income tax has been marked by more and more taxpayers paying higher and higher amounts of tax. As Americans get ready for yet another tax filing season, take a look at how the income tax has morphed from a tax only a handful of people actually paid in 1913 to behavior-changing deal it is today.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 6 2013

Obamacare Sticker Shock

A new survey of major health care insurers, representing the vast majority of covered individuals in the U.S., conducted by the American Action Forum (AAF) answers the question: what impact will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have on premiums in 2014? This survey aimed to illustrate real cases in a variety of regulatory environments, representing the spectrum of rate changes cross any given geographic area, rather merely average changes across demographics.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 6 2013

Has the Sage of Omaha Lost His Touch?

In his much coveted annual letter to shareholders Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett owned up to “subpar performance” in 2012. He acknowledged that his next letter may show that, for the first time, his fund had underperformed the S&P index over a five year period. Should the sage spend more time rediscovering his earlier investing principles and less time promoting President Obama’s tax-hike agenda?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 7 2013

Bush Calls for Immigration Legalization; Stops Short of Amnesty

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who some observers reckon will run for President in 2016, called for “stem-to-stern” immigration reform that “prepares a path to legalization as opposed to citizenship.”

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business March 7 2013

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