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Why Regulation Punishes IPOs

Are our capital markets broken? The global economy is operating on one cylinder and economic data from the U.S. continues to disappoint. A dangerous disconnect exists between the real economy and financial markets threatening the emergence of young companies and the jobs that they normally create.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 23 2012

Four Critical Ways To Build a Global Enterprise

Building a global business is something that requires careful consideration, according to Irv Rothman, president and CEO of HP Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard. With over 30 years experience in leasing and captive finance, he explains what it takes to grow successfully in global markets.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Global Business August 23 2012

Is the App Bubble About to Burst?

Is the magic evaporating from social media? Facebook shares have lost nearly half their value since its IPO in May. Zynga, the games maker has seen its share price slide nearly 70 percent since December. Facebook may have 900 million active profiles and Zynga has 240 million people playing its games, but neither company seems to be able to monetize these strong followings.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology August 16 2012

GM CEO Frustrated by Bureaucracy and Why He Is Not Alone

If there was any remaining doubt about the importance of culture to a company’s prospects one needs to look no further than a recent town hall meeting at GM where the CEO Dan Akerson told workers that while the company has made progress in shrinking the bureaucracy, the old sclerotic culture still exists and needs to be replaced with something more attuned to the 21st century.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 16 2012

Why Traditional Job Descriptions Don’t Attract Top Talent

The single biggest hiring mistake and one rarely considered is that employers don’t define success for qualified candidates.

Brad Remillard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Recruiting , Talent Management August 16 2012

Reform Is Not Enough: The Federal Government Needs a Complete Makeover

Behavior that would seem grotesque to most Americans doesn’t raise an eyebrow inside the Beltway. Only radical change can fix the problem. This is not a Republican or Democrat issue argues the chairman of Common Good, a non-partisan advocacy group, but one that should drive citizens and business leaders– who understand accountability better than most–to action.

Philip K. Howard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 9 2012

18 CEOs Write To Secretary Geithner Asking Not to Raise Taxes on Dividends

Worried about the impact of higher tax rates on dividends and punitive rates in general on capital investment, a dozen and a half CEOs write an open plea to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner not to cripple the economy and the prospect of future job growth.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , TAX POLICY August 9 2012

Seven Ways to Motivate Top Talent in De-Motivating Times

To retain your top talent it is absolutely critical to ensure they are motivated. In difficult times this is often not high on the priority list of managers or CEOs. Most people are working long hours and doing the job of two people. Salaries are frozen, pay cuts have been implemented and forget about any bonus. For many companies this is their current culture.

Brad Remillard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Talent Management August 9 2012

Expect Lawsuit Boon as a Result of Obamacare

There is one sector of the economy that will unquestionably benefit from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare): Lawyers. According to Crain’s, attorneys are girding for the health care law’s potential to gush a flood of legal suits against employers. ACA is the gift to the plaintiffs bar that keeps on giving.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Health/Benefits , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 1 2012

How Will You Be Impacted By Taxmageddon?

In less than six months, Americans will face the largest series of tax hikes in history. Business owners and the middle class will be especially hard it. Few in Congress show any sign of any agreement to prevent this until after the election. And even a compromise may be in doubt.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 1 2012

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