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Managing a CEO’s Scarcest Resource—Time

Most CEOs have a bias toward action, says Daniel Patrick Forrester, author of Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization. "This instinct may not always serve their organizations well. Many leaders say they want results, yet what they're actually saying is that they want speed. But without time for reflection, they just get to a faulty destination that much faster.

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INfact: Business Facts for March 2010

Number of miles of railroad track controlled by Warren Buffett in 2010: 13,000  Number of miles controlled by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1887: 4,625   Ratio of Vanderbilt’s wealth to U.S. GDP at the height of his wealth: 1/87   Ratio of Buffet’s wealth to the U.S. GDP in 2006, when he was the second richest man in America: 1/2968 Minimum number of ...

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InFact

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Information begins with facts, which can be assembled to identify trends. Put it all together to derive knowledge. Presenting Chief Executive’s INfact.Factor by which the market capitalization of Harley-Davidson ($2.7 billion) exceeded that of General Motors ($1.3 billion) on February 17, 2009 | 2Net income that ExxonMobile reported for Q4 in 2008, a 33% decline over 2007, but still more ...

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INfact

Information begins with facts, which can be assembled to identify trends. Put it all together to derive knowledge. Presenting Chief Executive’s INfact.   Percent of S&P 500 companies in 2007 that had active CEOs on the board of directors | 33 Percent in 2000 | 53 Percent of boards that had a non-executive chair (with separate CEO and chair roles) in ...

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