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VIDEO: CEO of the Year Alan Mulally on Fair CEO Compensation

Chief Executive magazine’s CEO of the Year, Ford Motor Company’s Alan Mulally, weighs in on CEO compensation. This topic has grown controversial as many CEOs have taken home large bonuses while the rest of the economy remains fragile. Here Mulally gives his opinion on how to fairly compensate chief executives.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Compensation , CEO Compensation , CEO Life , Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance , Videos July 5 2011
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Why Exit Planning is Vital to Business Owners

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.

John M. Leonetti CEO Life , Selling A Business June 6 2011
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M&A 2011 Style: The Cultural Fit Factor

Why do 75 to 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail to meet financial projections or return on shareholder value? Companies ignore the necessity of culture fit when combining workforces. An enormous amount of money is being lost; here’s how to capture it.

Lizz Pellet Corporate Finance , Culture , Mergers & Acquisitions , Talent Management May 26 2011
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Six Questions a CEO Needs to Ask the Director of Real Estate

Lease obligations, which have traditionally flown under the radar, are now more visible on the balance sheet right alongside debt. Here’s how to stay on top of them.

Jim Haslem Accounting/Audit , Budgeting , Corporate Finance May 18 2011
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Tax Credits & Incentives: Are You Missing The Boat?

Half of the nearly 3,000 US federal, state and local tax credits and incentives go unclaimed, and it pays to learn how well your company is capturing these opportunities.

Fred Stiftel Corporate Finance May 11 2011
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How Can Entrepreneurs Impress Their Bank?

In these tight credit markets, small business owners need to be prepared. To nab funding at attractive terms, get set to wow a loan officer. What’s the first thing you need to do? Know your numbers.

Morey Stettner Corporate Finance , Small Business May 3 2011
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Enabling the Risk Intelligent Enterprise

A downturn makes taking risk more daunting than ever—and more necessary.

C.J. Prince Boards of Directors , Governance/Compliance , Risk Management/Insurance February 23 2011
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How To Use Your “New” CFO

The CFO’s role is being redefined in a way that is beyond helpful to CEOs. CFOs now stepping in when the CEO can’t and talking to investors, preparing strategy reviews, negotiating mergers and working directly with division managers to cut costs. When times get tough, finance chiefs step up.

Fran Hawthorne Corporate Finance , Talent Management , Talent Management January 17 2011
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Anatomy of an Asymmetrical Acquisition

Why bigger companies are targeting smaller company acquisitions—and how they make them work.

Dale Buss Corporate Finance , Mergers & Acquisitions November 2 2010

How Better Succession Planning Leads to Favorable Evaluations

A new study of investor concerns provides CEOs and boards a roadmap for reducing risk and improving business performance.

Bruce Sherman Corporate Finance , Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance , Governance/Compliance , Investor Relations September 10 2010

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