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The Payback Potential of Power

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Most CEOs know the exact cost of their IT or healthcare spending, yet most don’t know the costs associated with their energy use. For many companies, particularly manufacturing firms, this energy expenditure is larger than healthcare or IT costs and growing faster. Perhaps most importantly, it’s a cost businesses can often reduce by 30 percent or more through active energy ...

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You’re Married, Now What?

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Key Takeaways Set a tone of respect for the target, its legacy and people. Identify, understand and overcome iss ues related to personal chemistry and cultural incompatibility. Establish joint integration teams across business units, divisions and functions in advance of joining the business. Now that M&A activity is on the rise, the time seems right to re-examine an unnerving fact ...

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Reap Rewards of Lower Energy Costs

When it comes to energy efficiency, advances occur at a rapid clip. New tools, technologies and tracking mechanisms make it increasingly easy to collect data and make cost-saving moves. Here's how to track power use and enlist allies to boost workplace energy efficiency.

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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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M&A 2011 Style: The Cultural Fit Factor

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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.

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