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3 Reasons Why IT Frustrates CEOs and What They Can Do About It

While most CEOs realize that computers have produced significant productivity, many remain frustrated with their company’s Information Technology activity due to: 1) Poor communication, 2) Persistent Unresolved Difficulties; and 3) Surprises.

CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy March 31 2014

Starbucks Expands Digital Tipping Option

You can do practically anything with a mobile phone these days including tipping your favorite barista. Could such apps be another path for rewards programs and tapping customer needs?

CEO Briefing Newsletter , Compensation , Marketing & Sales March 24 2014

EVA and the Private Company

What can “economic value added,” increasingly considered the public company’s preferred performance metric, do for your company?

Economic Development March 13 2014

Mixed Reactions from the Manufacturing Industry on President’s Budget Proposal

Judging from initial reactions from top trade groups, manufacturers are of two minds concerning the President’s proposed budget. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) scorns the tax increases saying it blocks growth, but likes some of the other provisions. The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), on the other hand, sees the prospect for wider tax reform and some benefits to manufacturers in proposals for infrastructure spending.

Manufacturing , Manufacturing Newsletter March 10 2014

Tesla “Gigafactory” Could Spur Innovation Across Industries

Landing the Tesla “gigafactory” will be an economic-development bonanza for one of the four states in the running. But beyond the borders of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada, the complex also could provide a huge innovation boost for the stubborn problem of increasing battery life in electric cars and unleash spinoff advancements in other electricity-related industries.

Innovation , Manufacturing Newsletter March 10 2014

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