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Why Middle-Market Firms are so Confident about Growth this Year

CEOs who head up middle-market firms and have few or no concerns about the state of the global and U.S. economy are not alone. At least, that’s what the statistics say.

Judgment Day Looms for Wells Fargo Board as Bogus Accounts Headaches Linger

Up to a dozen directors face losing their board seats next week as investors and proxy advisers question their oversight.

These are the Top 10 Worst Foreign Countries in which to Suffer a Data...

South Korea has the toughest regime, though you could face six months in prison in Japan or a $11.6 million fine in Germany.

Theranos CEO Holmes Presses on as Costs Mount

Recent court settlements have given Holmes more room to focus on product development, though hurdles remain.

CEOs on Notice as Trump Heralds Skilled Migration Crackdown

Though details are yet to emerge, the technology industry is particularly concerned about some ideas expressed by White House officials.

Identifying the CEO Genome: Study Reveals what Makes Leaders Tick

The deep research backs previous work suggesting introverted leaders perform better, while providing several other surprising insights.

In an Age of Fake News, CEOs Take Matters into their Own Hands

Steve Ballmer's new website could be a useful resource for business leaders curious about how the government spends taxpayer dollars.

Got what it Takes to be a SpinCo CEO?

Executives put in charge of spun-off companies should be prepared for some nasty surprises, and have a good CIO at hand.

American Companies in China Face Worsened Conditions, Report Says

CEOs have rarely had a tougher time navigating the world's second-biggest economy.

Strong Chinese Growth Figures Keep Recession Fears at Bay

First-quarter GDP growth of 6.9% helps justify renewed CEO enthusiasm about China's prospects.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Northwestern Mutual’s Schlifske Began by Scraping Paint off Trucks

Schlifske said his first jobs at Acme taught him at least three valuable lessons that he has used to succeed in business: discipline, humility and security.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

When Founders Flounder—Either Lead, Learn or Leave

Clearly the very fiery temperament of a flamboyant founder that drives bold entrepreneurial ambitions during a company’s inception can backfire later. Yet there are profound strategic and cultural risks to replacing founders.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

July 2017: Are CEOs in a ‘Wait-and-See’ Holding Pattern?

Since March, when CEO confidence was at its highest in the last 12 months (7.41 on a...

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