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Why CEOs Must Change How Their Organizations Forecast

Improving the odds of predicting an outcome is a vital determinant of informed business decisions. By being able to more accurately and quickly forecast such factors as market demand, changing consumer demographics or rising political instability, a company gets a jump on its competitors to generate profitable business revenue.

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CEO Positions of the Week – 6/1/15

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CEO | Middle Market Industrial Services Firm | Minneapolis, MN This firm serves a diverse range of industries and sectors with its products. Recently acquired by a reputable private equity sponsor, the CEO will lead this lower-middle market business to substantial growth over the next 4-6 years through organic and acquisitive growth. The company is seeking a hands-on, strategic leader ...

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Coming in Second: When Being a ‘Fast Follower’ Is the Best Strategy

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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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