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Strong Company Reputations Aren’t Always What They Seem

Amazon.com is widely popular. In fact, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 14,000 individuals Amazon enjoys the best reputation among the general public of any company. But wait. Last year last year Apple topped Harris Interactive same survey and recently it has seen its stock plummet by more than 20 percent. Mark Hulbert, editor of the Hulbert Financial Digest argues that the most admired companies aren’t always the best investments.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 13 2013

How American Business Saved Civilization

How entrepreneurialism and innovation inspired business leaders across the country to mobilize the “arsenal of democracy” that allowed the Allies to triumph
in World War II.

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter March 12 2013

Case Study: Partnering for Potential, Array BioPharma’s Ron Squarer

You’ve stepped in as CEO at a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs used to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. In taking the helm, you’re charged with finishing the company’s 10-year transition from developing drugs for larger pharma companies to steering some of those molecules through late-stage development and commercialization on its own.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Briefing Newsletter March 12 2013

Getting More Than They Give

Five business leaders share their philanthropic passions and experiences in charitable giving.

Patricia O’Connell CEO Briefing Newsletter March 11 2013

Focus Your Company Goals by Zooming Out

Sometimes leaders can get overly and narrowly focused on an issue or a challenge in ways that can prevent them from seeing the bigger picture.

Francesca Gino CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 11 2013

Middle Market Poised to Add One Million Jobs

Forty-two percent of mid-size companies plan to add workers in 2013.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 8 2013

The ‘Celebrity’ of CEO Salary

CEO pay is an emotional issue with some, but it as a business performance issue it may be beside the point. Simply said, reducing chief executive pay, while a nice symbolic gesture, is not going to materially improve profitability. Symbolism won’t pay shareholder dividends, won’t drive revenue and won’t better the bottom line. One expert suggests that more attention and energy should go into investigating supplier “salary” rather than CEO remuneration.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 7 2013

Bush Calls for Immigration Legalization; Stops Short of Amnesty

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who some observers reckon will run for President in 2016, called for “stem-to-stern” immigration reform that “prepares a path to legalization as opposed to citizenship.”

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business March 7 2013

Has the Sage of Omaha Lost His Touch?

In his much coveted annual letter to shareholders Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett owned up to “subpar performance” in 2012. He acknowledged that his next letter may show that, for the first time, his fund had underperformed the S&P index over a five year period. Should the sage spend more time rediscovering his earlier investing principles and less time promoting President Obama’s tax-hike agenda?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 7 2013

Obamacare Sticker Shock

A new survey of major health care insurers, representing the vast majority of covered individuals in the U.S., conducted by the American Action Forum (AAF) answers the question: what impact will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have on premiums in 2014? This survey aimed to illustrate real cases in a variety of regulatory environments, representing the spectrum of rate changes cross any given geographic area, rather merely average changes across demographics.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter March 6 2013

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