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CEOs with Angel Wings

What’s behind the allure of investing in startups? (Hint: It’s not always about the money.)

John Kador CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance March 4 2013

How To Make the Most of Your Chief HR Officer

The CHRO’s role has become not only strategic but also intensely personal, as CEOs increasingly turn to these executives for advice on everything from corporate culture to conflict in the C-suite and career coaching. The growth of social media has also enhanced the human resources director’s responsibility as an intermediary with the work force. Some CEOs, in fact, see no reason to limit their HR guru to HR.

Fran Hawthorne CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 1 2013

10 Cases of How Competition in Health Care Lower Costs and Raise Quality Outcomes

This lack of competition for patients has a profound effect on the quality and cost of health care. Providers typically do not disclose prices prior to treatment because they do not compete for patients based on price. Payments are usually not made by patients themselves but by third parties — employers, insurance companies or government. But according to Devon M. Herrick, Ph.D., a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis, in health care markets where providers do compete for patients, not only do prices come down, but outcomes improve.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Health/Benefits February 27 2013

Patent Creation and U.S. Inventiveness

In the midst of a weak recovery from a particularly severe recession, many people are wondering whether the United States is in a state of decline, lacking the dynamism it once had. In terms of inventiveness such as patent creation the U.S. still ranks high. In other measures not so much.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 27 2013

When CEOs Speak Bluntly

Lately news reports of CEOs speaking plainly or using “salty” language have become more common. Is this really all that new, or are some ears more sensitive than others?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 27 2013

Monetizing the CEO Brand

Recent research suggests that leadership quality factors heavily in the valuation of companies.

Susan Dunn and Bruce Avolio CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy February 27 2013

Closing the Skills Gap

Beyond the mounting anecdotal evidence, how serious is the skilled-labor gap?

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Editor's Note February 25 2013

Ten Tech Terms We Can Now Retire

The technology editors at London’s Daily Telegraph announced 10 tech terms they would sooner live without. Find them here. See if you agree.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 20 2013

Amazon.com Upsets Apple for Top Reputation Spot

Apple and Google join Amazon in top five as companies that have transcended tech. The Walt Disney Company, Johnson & Johnson, and The Coca-Cola Company complete list of companies with great reputations according to the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter February 20 2013

QE for Dummies

How does one understand the most outlandish monetary experiment ever conducted? Chris Martenson, founder of PeakProsperity.com noted a lament from a reader who said that the usual explanation of Quantitative Easing as “thin air money printing” did not satisfy his need for understanding either. Not being a trained economist he searched in vain for a definition that made sense. “ My difficulty is in understanding how thin air money gets into circulation.” In Martenson’s blog he puts his baffled reader out of his misery by giving his considered explanation alongside the official definition.

Chris Martenson CEO Briefing Newsletter February 20 2013

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