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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

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

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

Death in the Family, Daughter Takes Over

JULIE SMOLYANSKY SUCCEDED her father as CEO of Lifeway Foods, the Morton Grove, Ill.-based maker of milk-based kefir drinks, in [...]

Dale Buss October 1 2002

Company Encourages IT “Onshoring” Trend

Genesis10 is growing fast on a “made-in-America” platform of helping clients get the best out of American technology workers.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company March 2 2014

Cleaner, Meaner Machines

Clean diesels deliver powerful-and environmentally conscious-performance.

Dale Buss CEO Life August 19 2009

Chevron CEO Shows Rewards of Standing up to Green Bullies

CEOs often opt to settle suits brought by environmentalists and other third parties against companies all around the world. Chevron CEO John Watson just demonstrated the potential rewards of sticking things out and fighting for ultimate justice rather than kowtowing to the rabid complaints of extreme progressives wanting to stick it to “big oil.”

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy April 6 2014

Champion of Breakfast Foods

Steve Sanger still gets choked up sometimes when he tells the tale of a nine-month-old baby who refused to eat [...]

Dale Buss July 1 2001

CEOs on Journal’s Most-Stressed List Aren’t All the Same

Dissatisfied activist investors helped put several heavyweight CEO pelts on the wall last year, including Procter & Gamble’s Bob McDonald, JCPenney’s Ron Johnson and Groupon’s Andrew Mason. So, despite record-high overall stock-market values lately, these hedge-fund maestros and other influential investors are sure to join with restive board members to put pressure on other CEOs in 2014.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy January 20 2014

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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