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Who’s Generating Real Economic Value?

The fifth annual ranking of CEOs who have created real economic value underscores what Jim Collins once observed, “that good to great does happen” once you understand the “underlying variables that make it happen.”

JP Donlon CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance November 26 2012

Taking Back the Reins

The crisis of American capitalism is real. But if we want to fix it, we can’t wait for Washington. We need to do it ourselves.

Ram Charan Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance October 21 2012

Five Reasons to Have Second Thoughts about Simpson-Bowles

The Simpson-Bowles budget plan is often represented by media pundits and Washington insiders as a model for a bipartisan “grand bargain” to fix the deficit. It’s not surprising that Beltway wise men would want to steer the country in the tax-and-spend direction of Simpson-Bowles, but others are not so sure mainly because it leaves the spending spigot on. Here are five reasons why one might have second thoughts:

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance October 11 2012

Four Ways to Counter the Counter Offer

When hiring new employees, counter offers should be expected, as nobody wants to lose their best people. It is a lot easier to make a counter offer than it is to find a new person especially if the person quitting is top talent.

Brad Remillard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance October 11 2012

10 Companies with the Biggest Cash Stockpiles in America

Writing in Seeking Alpha, investment analyst and newsletter author David Sterman identifies 10 companies that are sitting on significant cash piles. Stunned to find how much some companies were sitting on, he says in some instances, these companies have such a large amount of cash that it equals or surpasses what some countries produce in terms of annual economic activity (GDP).

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance October 4 2012

How to Sell in Emerging Markets

Want to sell in emerging markets? Act like a local, says McKinsey principal Jon Vander Ark, in the McKinsey Quarterly. These markets can be fertile ground for enormous sales growth, but each market has its own unique hurdles.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance October 4 2012

5 Advantages That Flow from Consistent Investor Communications

A serial entrepreneur and angel investor tells how consistent communication and strong relationships with investors will make it easier for executives to raise capital and leverage investor resources for their company’s growth.

Patrick Hull CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance September 27 2012

U.S. Faces Another Downgrade of its Credit Rating

Moody’s is threatening to downgrade the U.S. prized triple A credit rating if Congress fails to reach a deficit reduction deal. What are the knock-on effects for business and possibly the November election?

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance September 13 2012

Exit Strategies: Achieving the Maximum Valuation When Selling a Business

Achieving the best valuation is not dissimilar to running the business. One needs to build the right team and analyze the objectives and various exit strategies that are open. Here’s how one expert frames the process.

Jeffrey S. Grinspoon Corporate Finance , Selling A Business September 11 2012

Why Your Congressman May Be Doing Better Than You

Did you ever wonder why members of Congress are substantially well off? According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 47 percent–249 of the 535 congressmen are millionaires. By comparison, about 5 percent of U.S. households are worth more than $1 million. Street Authority’s Paul Tracy thinks he knows why.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance August 23 2012

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