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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.

Rivals Attack Trump’s Business Credentials as Establishment Coalesces Against Front-Runner

They were in a perfect setting to talk about America’s economic challenges and what they would do about it, but the four remaining GOP presidential candidates took up most of their debate in Detroit on Thursday in mano-a-mano criticism and even juvenile antics that had to depress old and new Republicans alike about the future of their party.

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Michigan-California Battle of Test Sites Portends Future of Self-Driving Cars


The high-stakes race to control the future of self-driving automobiles, pitting Midwestern manufacturing country against the digital capital of Silicon Valley, is picking up speed now that both regions are bidding to become the first to establish the best testing facility for autonomous driving.

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How General Mills Has Harnessed Annie’s Chief to Remake the Parent


John Foraker has one of the most interesting chief’s jobs in the entire global food business these days: The former CEO is president of Annie’s Homegrown, the organic-foods leader that General Mills purchased less than two years ago.

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A Snack Bar CEO Shows How to Extend ‘Kind-Ness’ Through a Foundation

Kind Snacks already has accomplished a lot by helping establish and define the notion of a purpose-built brand and turning the U.S. snacks business upside-down in the process. Still, the founder of the fruit-and-nut-bar brand, Daniel Lubetzky, felt something was missing—a formalized effort that speaks to its name and mission.

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5 Ways for Mid-Market CEOs to Build Passion into Employees

Savvy CEOs understand that compensation and advancement alone typically aren’t enough to motivate employees these days, especially millennials who would prefer a higher purpose in their work.

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