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Why CEOs Are More Vulnerable

From board clashes to activist investors more leaders find themselves besieged and many find it necessary to yield to insurgent demands—or be deposed. Some like H.J. Heinz’s Bill Johnson find a middle path.

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How Have Business Leader Politicos Performed?

Did the significant class of CEOs and business owners who won high office in 2010 make the kind of difference they’d declared they would—cutting government deficits, lightening regulatory loads, spurring job creation and generally goosing economies the same way they grew their companies?

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What’s Behind Recent Proxy Proposals: 5 Key Findings

In 2012, labor unions and associated organizers under the “Occupy” umbrella have been especially active in challenging executives’ pay, according to a recent report by James R. Copland, director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy. The Institute’s report is featured in ProxyMonitor.org, a publicly available resource containing searchable and sortable information on public company shareholder proposals.

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Real People, Not Regulations, Are the Key to Accountability

Several weeks ago CEO Briefing called attention to the causes of government dysfunction which vexes business leaders and citizens alike. This affects everyone and is a concern to both Democrats and Republicans if the country is to move forward. In a recent Atlantic online article, Common Good’s chairman outlines a four step process to correct the deviant subculture of government: abandon bureaucracy and put humans on the spot.

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Examining the CEO to Politician Path

The business performance of CEO Mitt Romney has become a central issue in the presidential campaign, as the Republican candidate tries to leverage his achievements as head of Bain Capital and the Winter Olympics into a narrative of leadership success that would make him just the right president for these difficult economic times.

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Why Regulation Punishes IPOs

Are our capital markets broken? The global economy is operating on one cylinder and economic data from the U.S. continues to disappoint. A dangerous disconnect exists between the real economy and financial markets threatening the emergence of young companies and the jobs that they normally create.

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