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SEC Enforcement Initiatives Webinar

Sponsored by Chartis. January 3 2011

Secrets of Mini-Multinationals: How Midsized Companies Can Go Global February 6 2012

Seven Ways Facebook’s Board Must Handle its ‘Genius CEO’

The IPO may be over, but there’s plenty of work left to do at Facebook. The board is going to [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter May 24 2012

Shareholder Activism, Increased Expectations Add to Pressure on CEOs

CEOs and boards of directors are feeling the pressures of increased stakeholder activism and scrutiny. When asked in the RHR International 2013 CEO Snapshot Survey about the current biggest threat to their tenure, 22 percent of CEOs cited “failure to perform to stakeholder expectations,” compared to just 12 percent in January 2012. In addition, more than half (57%) say that they will be driving a change in their company’s strategy this year. CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance January 17 2013

Shareholders Push for “Triple Bottom Line” August 2 2011

Should A CEO Ever Say ‘No’?

CEOs are constantly faced with the prospect of telling someone ‘no.’ Although it can be difficult, some very prominent CEOs have shown that saying ‘no’ can be far more powerful than saying yes. As Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, “I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.” So, how do you do this without making an uncomfortable situation or alienating employees? Answer with, “let’s explore” or “what if?” CEO Briefing Newsletter June 17 2011

Should You Emulate Apple?

McKinsey experts say it’s no mystery why companies should want to emulate successful peers, but they caution when it comes to outliers like Apple as such practices may result in more agonizing frustration than competitive gain. Can one be blinded by star power? CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy September 19 2012

Six Myths About Venture Capital Offer Dose of Reality to Startups

Venture capital is the exception, not the norm, as a funding source for startups. More VC-backed new companies fail than succeed, and since 1999 VC funds have barely broken even. Those are just some of the myth-busting facts revealed by Diane Mulcahy, director of private equity at the Kauffman Foundation and a former VC herself, in the May issue of the Harvard Business Review that focuses on entrepreneurship. CEO Briefing Newsletter April 25 2013

Six Ways Business Has Changed (And Maybe For Good)

It’s not a bold realization that the business world is changing; as a CEO you see technological as well as [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter August 11 2011

Small-Business Owner Roller Coaster Continues

After March’s disappointing drop in small-business confidence, April’s Small Business Optimism index of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as still far more of those surveyed expect business conditions to be worse in six months than those who think they will be better. Most cite taxes. regulations and weak sales as their chief challenges going forward. CEO Briefing Newsletter , Small Business May 22 2013

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