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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.

Disruptive Technologies Are Keeping CEOs on Their Toes

The constant speed of change in most industries is similar to the blur of a car driving on the Autobahn. But if change is the road traveled, disruptive technologies are the vehicle. And just as drivers must be acutely aware of the car on either side of them on a highway, so too must CEOs be acutely aware of the competitors running alongside their company, lest they be disrupted.

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Manufacturers Struggle With ‘Conflict Minerals’ Audit Compliance

U.S. manufacturers shelled out more than $700 million and racked up 6 million staff hours to comply with government rules to disclose conflict minerals in their supply chains, according to Tulane University research. Still, many companies have no idea whether materials vital to their manufacturing process originate from Congo and other war-torn countries. And in the end, it may not matter.

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6 Insights: What Kind of Leaders Millennials Will Be

CEOs have been fixating on the importance of millennials as consumers and workers. But have they thought about the kind of leaders the members of Generation Y will become as they age and climb into important positions in their businesses? And more importantly, how the grooming and mentoring process might need to change to optimize their growth and their strengths?

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Middle-Market Companies Aren’t Taking Advantage of Export Opportunities, Study Says

The strong dollar has undercut export potential for just about every American company. But middle-market firms, in particular, seem to be weak in this area. A new report from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet found some strong but limited outposts for exporting. For example, just 10% of mid-market companies in Florida, the leading percentage, engaged in exports, followed by New Jersey, 8%; North Carolina, 7%; and Illinois, 6%. And these are the U.S.’ leaders.

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