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.
Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in current business conditions remains flat month-over-month, at 7.3 out of 10, while confidence in future conditions decreased slightly to 6.7/10, from 6.8 in February.