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The Secrets of Corporate Longevity

In an age when Microsoft can pile up tens of billions in cash in a little more than two decades, one might well argue that firms should live fast and—having served their purpose—die young. But more and more theorists now argue that companies with staying power tend to be market-success stories, as well.

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The New CEO Equation: Solving for X and Y

Ready or not, Generation X and Y now have their feet in the door of the C-suite. According to Forbes, 20 companies with market caps higher than $1.8 billion have CEOs under the age of 40. Thousands of smaller organizations have Gen X and Y leaders at the helm. Many more are working their way upward in the more traditional ...

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Impediments to Tech Transfer—and Solutions

The Impediments Universities, federal labs and research institutes do not have adequate incentives to commercialize ideas. These “idea factories” have an incentive to charge large, up-front royalties rather than accept shares in successful start-ups that may not yield gains for several years. Ph.D. inventors inside these idea factories do not have enough personal connections with business-minded people with MBAs. Tech ...

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