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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.

Saved in Space

Iridium’s Matt Desch In 2000, talk swirled around a literal flame-out faced by satellite telephone company Iridium. Unable to find backers or buyers a year after filing bankruptcy, the company was forced to set a date to let its 66 orbiting satellites—a network Motorola spent $5 billion developing—drop to crash and burn in the Earth’s atmosphere. Then, a group of ...

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Rules for Leaders

  Leader to Leader Institute’s Frances Hesselbein Tapped to lead the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1976, Frances Hesselbein was charged with saving an organization bogged down by bureaucracy and grappling with a dearth of diversity and eight straight years of declining membership. Under her guidance, the number of minority scouts tripled and overall membership soared to 2.3 million ...

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What’s Next for China?

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Already the world’s second-largest economy, China’s future—and the future of companies doing business there—depends on overcoming significant hurdles.Here's what CEOs had to say at a roundtable at the CEO of the Year.

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Going for Game-Changers

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Chris Kearney has the right strategies when it comes to running energy, food and vehicle services company SPX, “To the extent that you can find breakthrough ideas and create these new breakthrough businesses, you will have the opportunity to up the ante in a bigger way on change. And when you are successful with it, that success becomes very contagious.”

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Shareholders Push for “Triple Bottom Line”

Shareholder expectations have evolved, and they're not just focused on profits. According to an Ernst & Young report, in 2010 most shareholder proposals were resolutions focused on social and environmental issues. And shareholder support of these proposals has increased nine-fold since 2005.

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