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THORN & ROSES

THORN Why put the open Internet at risk by ceding control over ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)? [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Green Business , Internet May 15 2014

CEO Confidence Index Jumps 5.4%: Highest in Three Years

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX, MARCH 2014: Chief Executive’s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, jumped more than 5% in March, landing at 6.2 out of a possible 10.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Confidence Index April 9 2014

Healthcare is a Top Challenge but CEOs Are Committed

After years of absorbing double-digit price increases with declining benefits, mid-market companies now expect increased healthcare investments to yield positive returns on investment.

ChiefExecutive.net HR/Employee Strategies , Mid-Market Report May 21 2014

Weighing Your Needs

Traditional financing is tested, tried and true—a financial lifesaver for many companies. But, traditional financing can often be slow to materialize and onerous to obtain—not the best recipe for a business sensing a need to pounce on an opportunity now.

ChiefExecutive.net Financing/Investing/Startups May 13 2014

2014 Best & Worst States for Business

In Chief Executive’s tenth annual survey of CEO opinion of Best and Worst States in which to do business, Texas continues its 10-year historical position as the best state overall; but Florida, which ranks No. 2, is edging up and even overtaking Texas in its quality of living environment.

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 8 2014

A Strong Succession Plan Leads to Strong Success

Having a clear succession plan for top leadership is vital for keeping any large or mid-sized organization running smoothly without interruption.

ChiefExecutive.net Succession Planning April 25 2014

CEOs Are Increasingly Driving Tech Decisions

When auto insurance provider IMT Group’s CEO stepped down, newly appointed CEO Sean Kelly told the Des Moines Register that his focus was “to keep us ahead on technology so we can take advantage of the predictive modeling opportunity.” This is a typical stance for today’s CEO.

ChiefExecutive.net Budgeting , Technology April 25 2014

How to Create Market Domination Through Innovation

Innovation is a combination of years of hard work and trusting your gut instinct. But your company’s success is only as good as your last product. How do you keep innovation going for decades, as Apple has done with iPods, iPhones and iPads? We scoured the online universe and found four ideas from experts who are leading the way.

ChiefExecutive.net Innovation April 25 2014

Chart of the Week: Are CEOs Overestimating Their Company’s Ability to Execute Strategy?

Just 39 percent of CEOs and board leaders believe their divisional and department leaders can drive successful strategy execution.

ChiefExecutive.net Strategy April 25 2014

CEO Positions of the Week – 4/28/14

Looking for your next career opportunity? These companies are looking for chief executive officers.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Positions April 25 2014

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