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George Nicholas
George Nicholas is a New York-based business writer and communications consultant. Contact him at georgenicholas@mindspring.com.

Crazy About Cars

In the first of a new regular column on CEOs with a penchant for collecting everything from fine art to swords and bone china, Chief Executive introduces Michael Fux, owner of 135 automobiles.

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CEOs, Should You Buy a Sports Team?

Over the past decade, owners who have sold teams saw their val- ues increase by between 7 and 11 percent annually, depending on the league, according to Scott Milleisen, head of JPMorgan Chase’s Private Bank Sports Finance Unit. Much of the growth resulted from richer media-rights agreements in recent years, he adds.

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CEOs Who Ride the Wind

Greek mythology’s Icarus, using wax wings, crashed because he flew too close to the sun. But a fair number of today’s CEOs harness the wind to skim across snow, ocean, surf, sand or paved surfaces at 40-plus miles per hour, even uphill. The Paragliders KAVU’s Barry Barr about to launch his paraglider. Barry Barr, CEO of KAVU True Outerware, got ...

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What CEOs Need to Know About Hardball Negotiating

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The negotiation is moving along nicely and it looks like a deal will be reached -- but suddenly the opposing party makes a stiff demand. What’s going on? You’re encountering a tactic commonly used by hardball negotiators, authorities say. It’s what one of them calls the “hovering pen strategy” and another, the “ninth inning zinger.”

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