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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

The ‘Celebrity’ of CEO Salary

CEO pay is an emotional issue with some, but it as a business performance issue it may be beside the point. Simply said, reducing chief executive pay, while a nice symbolic gesture, is not going to materially improve profitability. Symbolism won’t pay shareholder dividends, won’t drive revenue and won’t better the bottom line. One expert suggests that more attention and energy should go into investigating supplier “salary” rather than CEO remuneration.

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

Strong Company Reputations Aren’t Always What They Seem

Amazon.com is widely popular. In fact, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 14,000 individuals Amazon enjoys the best reputation among the general public of any company. But wait. Last year last year Apple topped Harris Interactive same survey and recently it has seen its stock plummet by more than 20 percent. Mark Hulbert, editor of the Hulbert Financial Digest argues that the most admired companies aren’t always the best investments.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 13 2013

Entrepreneurs’ Propensity for Risk; Taxes, Licensing Regulations and Economic Uncertainty Cited as Challenges

Data on newly formed companies and their founders are hard to come by, but a vital component to measuring economic health emerged in a recent study of today’s entrepreneurs. LegalZoom and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation surveyed 1,431 business owners who formed their companies through LegalZoom in 2012. Policy makers should heed the finding that certain barriers impede start-ups at a critical stage of development.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 13 2013

Does Marissa Mayer Have What It Takes to Fix Yahoo?

Fred Hassan, a six time turnaround CEO, has his doubts but feels as a product leader, Marissa Mayer is the right person. The difficulty lies in the fact that as a newly minted public company CEO, she has never seen a turnaround at Google—and needs advice and support to undertake what arguably is the most difficult task any CEO faces.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 20 2013

Doctor Shortage in California In Face of Obamacare Overhaul

California, the state that first attempted to implement President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, has realized there aren’t enough doctors to care for the large influx of newly insured patients.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 13 2013

CEO Confidence Index March 2013

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEO expectations for overall business conditions over the next 12 months, dipped 1.5% in March, falling to 5.55. CEOs remain cautiously optimistic about prospects over the next year.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index March 14 2013

CEO Confidence Index Falls 3.5% in May 2013

The CEO Confidence Index fell 3.5% in May 2013 to 5.86 out of a possible 10.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index May 25 2013

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