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Lessons from Arcturus: How to “Do the Deal”

Joseph E. Payne is a scientist who worked for large companies such as DuPont, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb before taking a leap into entrepreneurship.

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“King Coal is Dead”; “Long Live King Coal”

Coal is back in favor with GE executives, according to The Wall Street Journal, which says they appear to have reversed their years-long position that the fossil fuel is on the outs.

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CEOs are Holding Back on Funding Business Investments, Some Say

Nothing ails the U.S. economy that a strong and sustained dose of new business investment wouldn’t solve, many economists say. But some feel that what's holding investments back is that CEOs aren’t being confident enough to make investments right now.

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What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Airline Industry

Coming off nearly a decade of losses, the airline industry saw revenues soar to record levels in 2015. While much of this was attributed to the decline in oil prices, the industry has also made smart decisions to diversify its revenue streams, focus more on profit, and leverage technology to more efficiently serve its customers. Here are a few things business leaders can learn from the airline industry.

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How to Turn CEOs into Digital Experts

Recent advances in digital technology have redefined the way CEOs conduct business. Organizations that don’t evolve their model risk getting left behind. At the same time, properly used digital technology can radically improve performance for many businesses.

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3 Reasons to Update Your Core Values

Ever since Jim Collins and Jerry Porras published “Built to Last” in 1994, Fortune 500 companies have been proudly proclaiming their core values to the world. Core values, when done right, should be the company’s backbone and guiding light. They are what companies are built on and live by, and the generally held belief is that they should never be changed! You create them, test them and then you are married to them for life.

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Overcoming Procrastination: One of the Greatest Barriers to Success

There are a number of psychological obstacles that get in our way of success and can seriously compromise getting a new product or a new business to the finish line. Here's how to kick procrastination to the curb and stay focused and on plan.

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5 Steps to Getting the Most Out of a Good Consultant

Change: this time of year, it's in the air. And yet, the transformation of American leadership––that for years has been long sought after to improve America's employees and her manufacturing base–just never seems to materialize. When change becomes necessary, however, say due to a company crisis, that change just can't come fast enough for most CEOs.

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