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Yum! Brands Names New CEO of China Business

Yum! Brands, the parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is naming a new CEO of its China division as it works to reverse a sales skid in a key market. The company said Tuesday that Micky Pant, 60, is now the CEO of its China division. He replaces longtime leader Sam Su, who is retiring. Pant has been the ...

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How CEOs Motivate Employees

GoDaddy has a secret weapon when it comes to motivating its sales team: it's a cash machine. When a salesperson hits a certain number, he or she is invited to step into a booth full of money. With a fan blowing the money around, the sales rep has 15 seconds to grab as much money as they can.

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India-Born CEOs Are Taking the U.S. by Storm

Google. Microsoft. Pepsi. MasterCard. Adobe. Harmon. Ethan Allen. What do these companies have in common? They are all run by India-born CEOs, part of a generation of talented students who left their home country and rose to the top of some of the world's largest corporations.

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J.C.Penney Is Coming Back As New CEO Takes Helm

J.C.Penney’s second quarter 2015 was a major improvement over the previous year. Same store sales increased 4.1%, gross margin improved 100 basis points and S.G. &A. expenses dropped $63 Million to $901 million or 31.3% of sales. These are great results since they suggest that the company gained back some of its lost market share from Kohl’s and Macy’s in a tough, competitive quarter.

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Something’s Rotten in the State of Twitter

Twitter Inc., the high-flying social media company, seems to be making some basic governance mistakes. First, it announced that current Chief Executive Dick Costolo would step down from his position as of July 1. His title was, in fact, removed but he remained a member of the board of directors. Jack Dorsey, who is chairman of the board, took over ...

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