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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.

A Lesson From Mary Barra on Shifting Strategy Gracefully

As the seasons changed last week, so did Mary Barra’s strategy. Through several high-profile interviews, including Time and The Wall Street Journal, the GM CEO has been trying to move the media away from eight months of preoccupation with dozens of safety recalls, without as much luck as she’d like. So she’s now shifted her angle again, to one she hopes will be more effective for America’s biggest automaker: She is sharing her strategy for the future.

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Recovering Detroit Economy Still Challenges CEOs

Business chiefs, even many across the country, have a complex relationship with Detroit. Many recognize its vast shortcomings and still employ it as a symbol of industrial and social decay. Many others instead latch on to the real renaissance occurring in the Motor City and point to it as an inspiring phoenix of a town. Still others do both.

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Alibaba’s IPO Has Strong Implications for Tech CEOs

Alibaba and Founder Jack Ma have exploded onto the global technology and investment scene via a record IPO and a valuation of more than $200 billion. Now American high-tech CEOs believe another earth-shattering move by Alibaba is inevitable. Could the Chinese internet giant perhaps even bid to acquire one of the icons of the U.S. digital industry?

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The War for Great Talent Rages On Despite Slight Employment Gains

Gains are still coming grudgingly in the U.S. employment market, but for many business chiefs, it seems like boom times again in at least one important respect: The “war for talent” has returned, posing challenges for an increasing number of companies and industries that depend on recruiting and retaining the right people for competitive advantage.

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