JP Donlon

JP Donlon is the Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive magazine.


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Soft Talk, Writ Large

Each year, some 800 CEOs and senior executives trek to a remote village in northeastern Switzerland to participate in the [...]

JP Donlon April 1 1996

South Carolina is 5th Best State for Business 2014

By improving South Carolina’s business-friendly climate and developing the skills of the workforce, companies like Boeing, BMW, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin have made large investments or greatly expanded their presence in South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Hawley told Chief Executive magazine in February (in response to last year’s ranking). “These investments have helped advance our state’s manufacturing renaissance, and generated interest from companies around the globe.”

JP Donlon Best & Worst States , Best & Worst States for Business 2014 May 8 2014

South Carolina is the 5th Best State for Business 2014

Previous State:North Carolina Next State: Indiana No. 05 South Carolina Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Key Metrics State [...]

JP Donlon Best & Worst States May 8 2014

South Carolina is the 8th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Virginia Next State: Nevada No. 8South Carolina Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey [...]

JP Donlon Best & Worst States May 6 2013

South Dakota is 15th Best State for Business 2014

Topping Bankrate.com’s Best States for Retirement, CNBC says that North Dakota has a lot going for it, including a low cost of living, crime rate and taxes and quality healthcare. Home to Mount Rushmore, the cost of living is more than 18% lower than the national average, according to published reports.

JP Donlon Best & Worst States , Best & Worst States for Business 2014 May 8 2014

South Dakota is the 18th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Wisconsin Next State: Kansas No. 18South Dakota Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey [...]

JP Donlon Best & Worst States May 6 2013

States More Aggressive in Competing With One Another

In Chief Executive’s ninth annual survey of CEO opinion of Best and Worst States in which to do business, Texas leads the way while Florida edges closer; Arizona and Nevada move up while California sinks lower in CEOs’ estimation. Business leaders see states moving on pro-growth policies faster than Washington.

JP Donlon Best & Worst States May 6 2013

States That Get it Right

While the nation-state is far from dead, more and more regions are feeling encumbered—if not suffocated—by centralized control. A large body of empirical research has examined the relationship between the size of government and economic outcomes; and based on that research, the U.S. has much room to scale back.

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance May 15 2014

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Transformed Business

As the person who created many devices that have defined how we communicate, Steve Jobs will doubtless be the subject of many books and movies to come. For our purposes, however, his impact on business and business leadership is more to the point. Was Jobs the type of CEO other CEOs might emulate? The answer isn’t straightforward.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter October 6 2011

Strategic Agility

In a world where speed, flexibility, and customer value put a premium on organizations able to reinvent themselves overnight in response to global demand, agility is becoming the new competitive metric.

JP Donlon December 1 1996

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