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How Will Wal-Mart’s Bribery Scandal Affect CEOs?

Wal-Mart’s alleged FCPA violations are bound to bring about much legal fallout. Executives have gone to jail for violating the FCPA, and only time will tell what will happen to Wal-Mart’s C-Suite. If your company does any business outside the U.S., it’s important to follow this story and let Wal-Mart’s missteps be a cautionary tale. Here’s what you need to know. CEO Briefing Newsletter April 26 2012

Why Can’t Some CEOs Keep Their Trousers Zipped?

Brian Dunn, the former CEO of Best Buy, has now joined the ignominous ranks of CEOs who’ve allegedly had public affairs with employees and lost their jobs. What causes some CEOs to start to believe the rules don’t apply to them? And is it really the affairs that get them fired? CEO Briefing Newsletter April 20 2012

Competition: What the Government Can Learn from Business

CEOs know that competition is crucial to the marketplace because it keeps prices low and incentivizes innovation. Customers vote with their dollars. Can’t these same economic principles be applied to governments? Competition among governments – both national and local – can improve governance practices. CEO Briefing Newsletter April 19 2012

CEOs of Billion-Dollar Companies Most Optimistic in April, Says CEO Confidence Index

Chief Executive’s CEO Confidence Index dropped 2% to 5.86 out of 10 in April 2012; this follows a 0.8% drop in March. Prior to March, the Index saw increased CEO Confidence for four straight months. CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Confidence Index April 18 2012

5 Steps to Assemble Your Own Talent Machine

As a CEO, you know that the best companies in the world put a strong focus on hiring, training, engaging and retaining top talent. Here are 5 things you can do to turn your business into an efficient and successful talent machine. CEO Briefing Newsletter April 13 2012

6 Tech Ideas to Help Find New Sales Leads

Technology is constantly evolving and affecting our business lives as well as our personal ones. It’s important to stay at [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter April 12 2012

Gates vs. Jobs: Who was the Better CEO?

No one can dispute the impact that Steve Jobs, and the products produced by Apple, have had a profound effect [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter April 12 2012

CEO Job Board: 7 Openings in Marketing, Health Care and a Start-Up

This week we have 7 new chief executive openings in New York, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Industries include digital marketing, health [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter April 12 2012

4 Lessons from the CIA for CEO Decision-Making

Intelligence failures by the CIA leading up to the Iraq war forced a thorough overhaul of agency decision-making processes, says The New York Times. There are valuable lessons for CEOs from that review in the way we evaluate employees, understand customers and anticipate competitors.

Marshall Cooper CEO Briefing Newsletter April 6 2012

19 Things Your CMO Needs to Know about Facebook’s New Business Pages

Last week, Facebook automatically switched business pages over to its newer Timeline format. Since Facebook has brought about the social [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter April 5 2012

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