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Going for Game-Changers


Chris Kearney has the right strategies when it comes to running energy, food and vehicle services company SPX, “To the extent that you can find breakthrough ideas and create these new breakthrough businesses, you will have the opportunity to up the ante in a bigger way on change. And when you are successful with it, that success becomes very contagious.”

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Former CEO of Campbell Soup, Doug Conant, On Rules for Leaders


Doug Conant had a successful decade as the CEO of Campbell Soup Company. He inherited a floundering company and put the iconic brand back on track -- and double-digit gains. Conant says that it’s CEOs who look for and act on every opportunity to deliver authenticity who succeed in engaging employees.

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Société Générale Deputy CEO, Severin Cabannes, On How Technology Will Change Banking


Deputy CEO of Société Générale, Severin Cabannes, discusses how cloud computing, social networking, and mobility are changing the face of business. The French bank is now able to provide mobile banking access to clients all around the world: for example, 70 to 80 percent of people in Senegal have a cell phone, but only 2 to 3 percent have a bank account. Société Générale can work to change that.

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Southland Industries CEO Ted Lynch: The Seven-Year Stretch


The process of CEO succession planning can be a long one. Just ask Ted Lynch. After a five-year decision making process, Lynch has been named the next CEO of Southland Industries. Here's the catch, he won't take the reins for another two years. But despite the wait, Lynch seems to be pleased with the planning process.

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Pitney Bowes CEO Murray Martin: A Big Believer in The Cloud


Pitney Bowes CEO Murray Martin argues that cloud computing makes his company more resilient and nimble without compromising security—and that companies need to attract the next wave of workers who are familiar with these new technologies.

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How to Revitalize Our Innovation Engine


As the former CEO of Danger, a wireless company that was sold to Microsoft for $500 million, and Tessera, a $300 million company that makes semiconductor casings for companies like Intel, Henry (Hank) Nothhaft knows a thing or two about innovation. Nothhaft sees a direct correlation between innovation and creation of jobs, but also sees that US regulations are stifling the job creation we so desperately need.

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Can Healthcare Be Fixed?


Healthcare reform is a hot topic among politicians and business owners and as CEO of Premier, an alliance of more than 2400 hospitals and 70,000 non-acute healthcare sits, Susan DeVore says that healthcare reform will happen one way or another. Here's what DeVore sees as the future of healthcare.

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