Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder are the co-authors of Ideas Are Free. Their latest book, The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-up Ideas, was published in the spring of 2014. Robinson teaches at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Schroeder is the Herbert and Agnes Schulz Professor of Management at Valparaiso University.
Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.