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5 Reasons Your Company Needs a Patent Strategy

The patent system has gotten a pretty poor reputation of late, especially among businesses that have been targeted by patent trolls hoping to extort a quick settlement from them. But CEOs and other senior executives should remember that even if the occasional troll can game the system to extort an innocent business, patents themselves—and a strategy for how to employ them to achieve critical business objectives—are often essential to a company’s success.

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Lessons For-Profit CEOs Can Learn from Nonprofit Leaders

There is a major misconception that nonprofits view the bottom line as secondary. After all, the term “nonprofit” in itself implies that margins don’t matter. But just like for-profits, without margin, there is no mission. Indeed, you may find that for-profit companies have far more in common with nonprofits than many CEOs believe.

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Business Chiefs Continue to be Concerned About the Growth of the U.S. Economy

Writing question about 2015 on graph

There’s no doubt that the U.S. economy continues to grow, but CEOs and other business leaders hesitate to have faith in the trend. A handful of countervailing factors—including stock-market gyrations, the cooling of the Chinese economy, war, an early and unpredictable presidential- election campaign and other disconcerting developments—are telling them not to rely too much of their decision-making on growth that is wheezing, at best.

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“The Data-Enabled CEO”- 5 Steps to Turn Data Insights into Competitive Business Advantages

Today’s CEOs face a host of complex business challenges, including how to harness disparate streams of data to generate pragmatic insights and deliver increased profitability. The difficulty CEOs face is not in obtaining the data, but in determining how to effectively use it in order to make intelligent business decisions and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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