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Top Wheels, Part I: Five Cars for Work

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Chief Executive teamed up with Edmunds.com to pull together a list of top cars that chief executives will to drive to work. There's bound to be a car for any CEO here in this first of a two-part series. Whether you care about style, economy, or the environment we've got it covered.

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Gotta Keep Searching, Searching, Searching

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How many Web pages do you think there are on the internet? Well, it turns out there are more Web pages than there are things in the world. And author Joe Queenan is expecting 600,000 trillion Web pages to exist by 2020. If you're not involved in some way with a search engine, well, you're on the outside.

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Must-Have CEO Gadgets

Here's a list of some gadgets to help you unwind during your free time. Whether you like movies, some time on the links, or a nice cup of coffee these gadgets can help you make the most of the few minutes you actually can spare.

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Extreme CEOs

Being competitive in the C-suite often translates to being competitive on the racetrack (or field, slopes, waves, or air) and these CEOs take their extracurricular activities seriously. These leaders thrive flying jet fighter planes, scaling mountains, skydiving and racing motorcycles.

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Washington State: Taking Responsibility for Our Future

Chief Executive magazine named Washington state the 34th best state for business in 2011. In response to this ranking, as well as other economic factors, the state has made itself a goal to be the best state for business by 2020. Here are the steps it has taken to get there (other lower-ranking states may want to take a cue from these Washington business leaders).

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Why Exit Planning is Vital to Business Owners

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Many CEOs focus on the present: how they can add value to their company today and in the future. So, why would a CEO want to focus on leaving the company? The topic of succession is difficult (and perhaps emotional), but it is an important one. Here are eight reasons that you need to look to the future. The first? The chances of selling an illiquid business are less than 5 percent.

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No Degree—And No Worries

Some of the most successful chief executives in the business world did not graduate from college. Though the reasons differ (some didn't have the option to attend school while others dropped out to build their businesses) they all have excelled in the marketplace. Here's a list of some of the top earners without a degree.

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Combining Captive Insurance Companies With Estate Planning

Business owners may find many benefits from establishing captive insurance companies (you have to have insurance anyway, right?) with their estate planning. Randy Fox explains the ins and outs of establishing such a company and the future benefits that it can bring you -- for example, transferring wealth without making taxable gifts.

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