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Author Archives: Jennifer Pellet

As editor-at-large at Chief Executive magazine, Jennifer Pellet writes feature stories and CEO roundtable coverage and also edits various sections of the publication.

Hungry Howie’s IT Gamble

How Steve Jackson’s appetite for technology gave his pizza company Hungry Howie's a competitive edge.

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How to Know if You Have the Digital Talent to Win

For every entrepreneur hoping to found the next Uber, there are probably at least 10 CEOs looking to make sure their companies aren’t unseated by a tech-driven industry disrupter like it. New technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, cloud computing, cybersecurity and mobile commerce are being brought together to challenge existing businesses every day and in every conceivable way.

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Leadership Transition: How to Succeed at Succession

Here's a governance test question to pose to your board: When should you start a CEO succession plan? Correct answer: The day a new CEO takes office. The point, of course, is that it’s never too soon to start planning for a leadership transition. As dramatic as that may sound, it’s actually a fundamental truth, one borne out by anecdotal evidence on a regular basis.

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Why FM Global CEO Lawson is the Ultimate Insider

After 36 years at FM Global, Tom Lawson stepped into the CEO role to “sustain success while avoiding complacency” at the 180-year-old property insurance giant.

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