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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Do CEOs Make Good Politicians?

This year’s race for governor of Michigan should have been tailor- made for Richard DeVos, the former CEO of Amway [...]

Dale Buss November 2 2006

Eight State Advocate CEOs

More CEOs and business owners are going to bat for their cities and states, boosting economic-development efforts to benefit everyone they live around, as well as their own enterprises. Here are eight exemplars of this trend:

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 6 2013

Examining the CEO to Politician Path

The business performance of CEO Mitt Romney has become a central issue in the presidential campaign, as the Republican candidate tries to leverage his achievements as head of Bain Capital and the Winter Olympics into a narrative of leadership success that would make him just the right president for these difficult economic times.

Dale Buss Election Center , Governance/Compliance September 2 2012
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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

Face Value

CEOs collect and collate information in at least 27 different ways-nine are discussed here-but most insist on personal interactions for the real truth.

Dale Buss March 1 2002

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

Fueling The Fire For Crossovers

Luxury consumers and carmakers alike are converging on the sweet spot of the upscale automotive market: crossovers that combine the [...]

Dale Buss CEO Life January 16 2008

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
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Global Warming’s Bottom Line

When Lehman Brothers consultant John Llewellyn spoke about climate change to 40 CEOs and COOs from some of the firm’s [...]

Dale Buss Strategy June 4 2007

Golf is Good for Business, but CEOs Should Tread Lightly When Wearing Those Spikes

There’s a lot of hand wringing in the golf business these days about the persistent slide in the number of golfers in America and the implications of the long-term financial descent of the game. But business can still be done on that increasingly lonely golf course, and many CEOs and business owners are using the green for leverage this summer.

Dale Buss Dealmaking/Negotiations June 26 2014

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