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5 Disruptions that Come with 3-D Printing

Additive manufacturing –3-D Printing–is evolving so fast, that CEOs and others may find themselves unprepared for five disruptions that will accompany it. Here’s what to expect.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Operations , Technology February 16 2014

A Not-So-Simple Challenge for Your CFO

“What is the cost of a proposed strategic initiative?” Think you already know the answer? Not so fast. Sometimes the indirect costs are larger than at first thought. Here’s one way to help sort it out.

N. Dean Meyer CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership , Talent Management February 16 2014

5 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a New Private Equity CEO

Are you ready to become a private equity CEO? Spencer Stuart’s Eric Leventhal undertook an informal canvas multinational companies, coupled with interviews of seven PE partners who are also all mid-market investors across multiple sectors. While each firm’s strategies differ there is a common environment—and pitfalls first time PE CEOs should be aware of.

Eric Leventhal CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy February 16 2014

B2B Furniture Giant Adjusts to Slow-growth Economy

Dick Resch has built a titan in the contract-furniture business, but growth is problematic in directionless U.S. economy.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company February 16 2014

Lessons on Succession from the Microsoft CEO Search Saga

Continuity triumphs as Satya Nadella, a 22-year veteran becomes Microsoft’s third CEO. Bill Gates returns as technology advisor and eminence gris. Here’s what the 46 year-old freshly- minted CEO faces–and what other companies might think about when confronting their own succession dilemmas.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Talent Management February 9 2014

New Walmart CEO Faces Desk Full of Challenges

Doug McMillon, the new CEO of Walmart, barely had time to find the water cooler this week before confronting a huge pile of challenges that awaited on the desk he inherited from retired chief Michael Duke. The transition illustrates a challenge common to most companies: markets and external forces never stand still and the volatile and chaotic times will demand more from boards and company leaders.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy February 9 2014

Hospitals Want CEOs without Healthcare Experience

Another knock-on effect of the ACA is that healthcare and hospital systems are struggling to cope with new managerial changes demanded of them. Increasingly, hospital boards want an outside perspective, along with different skill sets—and they are willing to go outside the industry to get it.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Healthcare February 9 2014

Manufacturers to D.C.: Make Us a Can-Do Nation Again

Prior to the President’s State of the Union address, National Association of Manufacturer’s (NAM) chairman Doug Oberhelman (CEO of Caterpillar) and NAM president Jay Timmons posted this article on Real Clear Politics offering a challenge to our political leaders in taking steps to revive manufacturing. They cite the Skills Certification System as a critical pillar in our manufacturing economy.

Doug Oberhelman & Jay Timmons CEO Briefing Newsletter , Manufacturing , Operations February 9 2014

Super Bowl Ad Highlighted Company’s Made-In-U.S.A. Commitment

David MacNeil is committed to U.S. production of WeatherTech’s high-end automotive floor liners, and customers have rewarded him with more than two decades of double-digit growth.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Mid-Market Company February 9 2014

Is Apple’s Magic Wearing Thinner?

Apple’s recent quarterly profits may have disappointed investors, but does this suggest that the magic is beginning to fade? The Apple strategy is proving to be both unconventional and extremely difficult to implement over a long period.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Operations February 2 2014

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