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The Bonus Round


Non-cash rewards and more frequent recognition are attractive alternatives to the traditional, year-end practice of handing out cash bonuses, giving CEOs a new way to say “thank you” and reward top talent.

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The Plane Truth: Business Aviation Is a Win-Win Solution for CEOs

The worst publicity the business aviation industry has ever received occurred on November 18, 2008, when CEOs from the Big Three automakers flew into Washington, D.C. using private jets to ask the U.S. Senate for a $25 billion taxpayer bailout package. With the country teetering on the verge of financial collapse, the CEOs’ seemingly lavish airborne arrival was excoriated in the media as tone-deaf, and an unflattering association with CEO excess was born.

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