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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Getting Your China Strategy Right

The U.S.’s economic relationship with China is complicated. Here’s what some CEOs are doing to fine tune their strategy

Dale Buss January 17 2011

The State of the States

Past surveys have distinguished a group of emerging leaders in corporate site selection. These days, the winners are Utah, Arizona, Texas, and Tennessee, but the competition is fierce. The battle for the business of businesses is intensifying. What can states do to make it into the top tier?

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Election Center May 6 2011
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Examining the ROI of R&D

Today’s tough economy demands more intense scrutiny of investments in innovation. Innovation is no longer sufficient in itself, but rather there is a new desire for metrics with which to measure success. But can you really measure ROI based on corporate investment?

Dale Buss Operations , Technology May 18 2011
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Is Your Company Vulnerable to Cyber-Sabotage?

As more business transactions are transferred to the web, chief executives are faced with the decision of whether or not to stay with traditional models or to move with the marketplace. Though security threats are a main concern, and CEOs should learn how to combat cyber sabotage, some new technologies are far safer than you think.

Dale Buss Internet , Technology July 12 2011

CEOs and Social Media

Social media involvement is deepening quickly at most companies. Ford already is spending about 25 percent of its mammoth marketing budget to leverage its early auto-industry leadership in social media. And the overall trend is clear: Social media investments are gaining an average of 5 percent this year while companies are typically cutting at least 5 percent from print, television and outdoor advertising budgets.

Dale Buss Internet , Technology September 12 2011
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Social Voices

Every CEO has a different style of communication — some prefer to put themselves out there in the blogosphere while others prefer to leave that to the social media experts. Here’s how eight CEOs feel about – and address – social media.

Dale Buss Technology September 16 2011
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Will Wisconsin Rise Again?

The Badger State keeps rising in the Chief Executive Best States/Worst States list, and that’s got Wisconsin businesses cheering—as well as investing.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 2 2012

Best and Worst States for Start-Ups 2012

Figuring out how to nurture startups has never been more important to the U.S. economy or those of its states. Here are the best and worst states for start-ups in 2012.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 2 2012

What Really Motivates CEOs to Invest in Some States and Not Others

Do CEOs like to expand and establish companies especially in states with high poverty rates? The question has emerged in some quarters as a criticism of how CEOs surveyed by Chief Executive determined their choices for the magazine’s “Best States” and “Worst States” for doing business, in the May-June issue.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 29 2012

How Business Leaders React to the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Obamacare

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that a fully implemented Obamacare plan will cost the U.S. taxpayer about $1.7 trillion, [...]

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter July 5 2012

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