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Intel’s Software Inside Is on the Rise

“If Intel’s future chief executives continue rising through its ranks, then the real news isn’t that Intel named Brian Krzanich its sixth CEO. It’s that Intel software chief Renee James may be in line to succeed him,” writes Mark Hachman reporting for ReadWrite.com. Intel’s CEOs generally emerge from the president’s office or that of the COO—Krzanich’s former job. Last November, the elevation of Renee James by Intel’s chairman Andy Bryant, along with Krzanich, Dadi Perlmutter, Intel’s chief of its chip business, and Arvind Sodhani, head of the company’s internal VC unit, Intel Capital, as possible successors to Paul Otellini, marked a departure for famed semiconductor company.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 9 2013

More Firms Say Competitors Seek to Hire Away Their Talent

There has been a sharp increase in companies reporting that competitors are trying to recruit their top people, according to a global survey released by Right Management, the talent and career management unit within ManpowerGroup. Nearly two out of three employers now complain that other companies seek to hire away their organization’s leaders compared with just 42% last year.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 15 2013

Is College Worth the Candle

Is a college degree worth it? Isabel Sawhill, co-director for the Center on Children and Families and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says it is not for everyone. According to the center’s newly-released study, the value of a college degree can vary dramatically, depending on factors such as field of study, type of college, graduation rate and future occupation. Given the growing skills gap experienced by many companies at the entry level it may be time for business leaders to weigh-in.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 15 2013

Companies Turn to New CEOs

In an exhaustive 2012 study of Chief Executives, “Time for New CEOs,” Booz & Co. management consultants, reports the highest number of planned CEO successions at the world’s largest 2,500 public companies in the history of the study and finds that companies often seek familiarity in new CEOs. It also asserts that the “global CEO” is more myth than reality.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 22 2013

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.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Small Business May 22 2013

Bad Apple or Good Apple in the Tax Avoidance Bushel?

Carl Levin, the chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, ahead of a high-profile congressional hearing accused Apple of seeking “the Holy Grail of tax avoidance” by creating “offshore entities holding tens of billions of dollars, while claiming to be tax resident nowhere.” Apple, the Cupertino, CA giant. recently “took a bite” out of its corporate tax liabilities and caused a public outcry. But the ethical issues raised by such a move do not begin or end with them alone, observed Crown CEO Chuck Bentley in the Washington Post, in a piece titled “Apple’s tax ethics: Unpatriotic or Shrewdness in Action.”

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter May 30 2013

Chief Executive Magazine Names Honeywell CEO David Cote 2013 CEO of the Year

Chief Executive magazine today announced that David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell has been named “2013 CEO of the Year,” an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his peers.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO of the Year May 31 2013
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Honeywell CEO David Cote Named 2013 CEO of the Year

ChiefExecutive.net May 31 2013

Gauging the Impact of Obamacare on SMEs

The signature legislative achievement of President Obama’s tenure, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), was born without a single Republican vote in Congress and nurtured to fruition by the Supreme Court of the United States. The impact on small and medium size business will force many CEOs to make difficult choices.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter June 12 2013

Cars Are the Next Mobile Tech Platform

The car is the next great proving ground for communications technology, General Motors Co Chief Executive Dan Akerson told the Chief Executive Club of Boston recently. Not only will the automobile become a major platform for mobile tech, it is “one with far better battery life than an iPhone,” he told the group.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Newsletter - General , Technology June 20 2013

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