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​​​What Employee-Centered and Employee-Owned Firms Can Offer Business Leaders

Most founders who want to empower their employees do it by selling their stock to an ESOP, which operates like a retirement trust fund and is regulated by the IRS and the Department of Labor. The number of worker-owned businesses in the U.S. is growing robustly, around 6% per year, and these businesses now account for about 12% of the private sector workforce.

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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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