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Strategy: When Second Is Best

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An accepted wisdom in business is that being first-to-market with a product, service or a new wrinkle on an old idea is the optimal strategy. Intuitively, this makes sense—a new market is there for the taking. The early mover can capitalize on its inventiveness, win brand loyalty and fend off the copycats that follow. Now comes a series of provocative books declaring that being an early mover is fraught with danger, that the risk of failure for a first-to-market company is much higher than for the pack in pursuit.

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How to Make the Most of Your First 100 Days as CEO

“The First 100 Days” is an old political term coined in the days of FDR and used ever since as a bellwether for the effectiveness of a new president. While pundits and politicians have long debated the significance of this benchmark, the concept might be more appropriate for another type of leader: The CEO.

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6 Ways to Nurture CEOs’ Visionary Thinking

Every CEO wants to be a visionary; it’s practically in the job description, and it’s one of the most reliable indicators of effective business leadership. But they don’t have to rely only on visions, dreams and flashes of insight to provide a picture of the future they can use to forge missions and cast strategies.

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CEO Positions of the Week – 5/18/15

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CEO, TIMEX GROUP: This is a unique and challenging opportunity to lead an iconic brand with a long and impressive heritage. The CEO will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Group, where successful growth will be duly recognized and rewarded.

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