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Energy, Growth and Prosperity

The U.S.’s prosperity has historically been fueled by affordable energy. But the inexpensive electric power that gave American businesses and the overall economy a competitive advantage over other regions is about to get a whole lot pricier, James Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, told CEOs gathered for a Summit discussion on energy policy.Transitioning to a low-carbon world, he points out, ...

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Succession in Practice

While CEO succession is much in the news, it is often discussed from the point of view of board members, consultants and search firms. To understand the perspectives of today’s CEOs on succession planning, we spoke with 18 sitting CEOs, one recently retired CEO and one sitting chairman, as listed in the sidebar on p. 30. To gain varied perspectives ...

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Finding Funding

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Without easy access to bank credit lines, CEOs of companies that were not already well-capitalized must get resourceful to find the necessary cash to operate. While access to capital isn't exactly quick and easy, there are a number of ways for solid mid-size companies to ease cash flow even in the current financial freeze.

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Understanding China IV: Stability

To understand China, if Pride, Responsibility and Vision are the first three guiding principles (see previous issues), Stability must surely be the fourth. If one appreciates just these four overarching ideas and can recognize their countless expressions, one already knows a good deal about what drives this nation and informs its leaders.Stability is the watchword, and a good part of ...

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