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A CEO Checklist for Adopting Real-Time Pricing

For generations, we have lived in a world of static pricing, which, by its nature, has translated into losses of customers when prices are set too high and losses of profits when prices are set too low. In response, adjusting prices in real time to reflect continuous changes in consumer demand and underlying supply costs has become increasingly common.

Alok Gupta and John Parker Dealmaking/Negotiations , Marketing & Sales , Profitability/Growth July 7 2014

1-800-Flowers’ Second Blooming

Jim McCann talks about sowing the seeds for future growth at a mature company.

Jennifer Pellet Innovation , Marketing & Sales July 7 2014

B2B CEOs Must Align Their Companies to Maximize Growth Potential

B2B business is booming and has been for some time. The B2B sector is undeniably a huge driver of the economy, and in many ways, there has never been a better time to be a B2B business. But conversely, there has never been more competition either, and significant challenges lie ahead.

John Neeson Profitability/Growth July 3 2014

Texas Is Getting Good Marks for Handling Growth

The eyes of the U.S. economic-development community are upon Texas as it prepares to accommodate 4,000 jobs in the move of Toyota’s North American headquarters to the Lone Star State over the next few years. And staring over their shoulders are CEOs and business owners looking on with excited curiosity as they ponder the possibility of following in Toyota’s footsteps and moving to or expanding within Texas.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Best & Worst States for Business 2014 July 3 2014

10 Things CEOs Are Doing to Stay Fit and Focused

On the heels of the shocking announcement last week that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been diagnosed with throat cancer, this is the perfect time to remind all CEOs of the importance of staying fit and healthy.

Lynn Russo Whylly Health & Fitness July 3 2014

The M&A Market Is Heating Up. Is the Time Right to Make a Move?

The M&A market is going to be hot this summer. That means that as the velocity of spending increases, small to mid-sized business valuations across the nation will increase as well. For CEOs looking to strengthen core competencies through acquisition or divest non-core capabilities, the timing might be right to make such growth-related decisions.

Rick Andrade Mergers & Acquisitions July 3 2014

The Implications of the Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Decision on Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case has several implications for businesses that are just beginning to unfold, including one that affects the bottom line.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 3 2014

The Future of Manufacturing Is a Journey, Not a Destination, SMS Speakers Say

The concept of a never-ending journey, rather than an endpoint, serves as a powerful mantra for the U.S. manufacturing sector’s comeback.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 3 2014

What Smart Manufacturing Means to Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman

Excerpts from J.P. Donlon’s Interview With Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman at the Smart Manufacturing Summit

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 2 2014

How Bob Iger Remade the House That Walt Built

Even iconic brands need fixing from time to time. But instead of the easy fixes, Bob Iger played the long game by addressing Disney’s cultural issues head-on with a three-pronged strategy, making it a stronger, more profitable company with greater depth in its overall brand. The takeaway for CEOs is that, yes, culture—and persistence—matter.

JP Donlon CEO of the Year July 1 2014

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