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Expand Your Network, Expand Your Business

As a CEO, it’s a pretty good bet that you have a large business network. But are these connections mostly with leaders in your industry? Although these sorts of connections are operationally beneficial, they won’t help you to push along strategic endeavors. You need to expand your network in order to expand your business – you can learn a lot from CEOs in other fields. There are 10 ways you can start reaching out and some of them are as simple as spending a day with one of your younger “millennial” employees. CEO Briefing Newsletter July 18 2011

First Votes on Say on Pay Approve Majority of CEOs’ Compensation

The results are in for Say on Pay, and at almost 99% of companies’ shareholders voted ‘yea.’ The shareholder votes allowed by the Dodd Frank financial overhaul provision (aimed at curtailing top executives’ pay) are not binding, but are still representative of the landscape of CEO compensation. Shareholders think that boards are compensating their executives properly. Only 1.5% of companies had shareholders who disagreed with compensation packages (that’s only 39 out of 2532 companies). CEO Briefing Newsletter , CEO Compensation July 14 2011

Home Court Advantage and the Downfalls of Going Global

Going global is tricky business.  Though it signals strength in a company (the ability to expand in the marketplace), it [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter July 14 2011

Cheap Labor? Rising Wages and the End of Manufacturing in China

Made in China. Or maybe not.  Once a place where companies went to find cheap labor, China is becoming less [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter July 14 2011

3 Ways to Avoid Your Own Netflix Pricing Fiasco

Earlier this week when Netflix announced a price increase of up to 60%, the uproar from customers was widespread and vitriolic. What Netflix forgot is that pricing is actually a function of marketing. Like most pricing fiascos, the problem was not the actual price increase; it was in the communication about the change. Pricing is too often thought of as marketing only after the backlash happens.

Lincoln Murphy CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales July 14 2011

Does Power Stifle Innovation?

Traditional thinking would say that powerful people are more creative. It might, however, be time to change that assumption. The [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter July 7 2011

Overcoming Information Overload and Gaining Productivity

We are constantly bombarded with data. We can get information from print, television, email, internet news sources, twitter, Facebook, text, [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter July 7 2011

The Era of Agile Commerce: How You Need to Change Your Marketing Strategy

We are now in the age of the internet. If a potential customer wants to learn about your company, the [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter July 7 2011

B2B: Why New Technology Affects You (Even If You Think It Doesn’t)

Too often, business leaders think that new technology will be more beneficial for business-to-consumer companies rather than business-to-business companies. This [...] CEO Briefing Newsletter July 7 2011

Internet Privacy: The Opportunity in Sharing Consumer Data

The future of consumer privacy on the internet is an unclear one. No one seems to be sure of how to balance gathering information for business purposes with consumer privacy – and consumers are cautious about what to share without any transparency regarding where their information will go and what it will be used for. Here’s an idea: sharing information with consumers may actually increase consumer willingness to share information with you. CEO Briefing Newsletter July 6 2011

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