Dale Buss

Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.


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5 Great States for Biotech Companies

The bioscience industry has become one of the most innovative and important economic drivers in the U.S., now accounting for more than 1.6 million jobs, nurturing a well-paid and highly skilled workforce and maintaining an American edge in a cluster of technologies that likely will be as important to this century as computerization was to the last.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Innovation May 8 2014

Caterpillar: Courting Customers

Caterpillar is one of the most far-flung companies in the world, with thousands of its high-priced excavators and earth movers digging holes and cleaning up debris for hundreds of public and private customers in dozens of countries at any given moment. So the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy-equipment giant is turning to social media in a variety of ways to tie that vast and sprawling community more tightly to its brand.

Dale Buss May 12 2014

Pfizer Lets Loose a Hornets’ Nest Over U.S. Corporate Tax Rates

Pfizer is bidding to acquire AstraZeneca in large part so that it can dodge the U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 percent by shifting its corporate headquarters to the UK, AstraZeneca’s home, after the acquisition and paying that country’s 20-percent rate. But in pursuing the merger, Pfizer has kicked a political and economic hornets’ nest that still hasn’t emptied.

Dale Buss Corporate Finance May 16 2014

Social Media & the B2B CEO

What can the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr do for your company?

Dale Buss Social Media May 22 2014

BlueGrace’s Social Media Ambassadors

More companies are turning to the true last frontier of social-media use in business: allowing employees to leverage social media [...]

Dale Buss Internet May 23 2014

Why You Should Hire U.S. Military Veterans

More U.S. companies are proactively seeking to hire military veterans due to the valuable experience they can bring to their new job.

Dale Buss May 23 2014

Overcoming Executive and Worker Pay Issues

The issues of “equal pay” and “just compensation” are hitting CEOs and business owners at every level, fed by an anxiety-producing brew of “inequality” politics, “living-wage” considerations and gender jealousies that has boiled over into an increasingly urgent matter demanding the attention of upper management.

Dale Buss CEO Compensation May 23 2014

Consider Lawsuit Risk When Switching States

Companies are most likely to be sued by employees in California and least likely to be targeted in a cluster of states that includes traditional union strongholds such as Michigan, according to a new study of the issue.

Dale Buss May 23 2014

Business Leaders Adapt to Obamacare by the Thousands

Despite its highly publicized rocky start, the Affordable Care Act gained some traction over the last couple of months as it enrolled a total of more than 8 million Americans. But it’s still a very dicey proposition for the thousands of corporate CEOs and owners of SME businesses across the country that are still anticipating, calibrating, leveraging and countering its effects.

Dale Buss Healthcare , HR/Employee Strategies May 30 2014

Fed Investment in Manufacturing Communities Is Underway

Manufacturing CEOs and owners may be able to tap into a new source of federal assistance now that the Obama administration has selected a dozen regions to disburse the first $1.3 billion under its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP).

Dale Buss Manufacturing Newsletter May 30 2014

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