Craig Guillot

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Craig Guillot is a business writer based in New Orleans, La. His work has appeared in Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, CNNMoney.com and CNBC.com. You can read more about his work at www.craigdguillot.com.

Amazon is Paving the Way for Companies that Want to Use...

The head of Amazon's Prime Air program said at a drone convention in New Orleans, La., recently that a federated air traffic control system and a "high-speed transit zone" could allow for mass-scale drone deliveries.

4 Essential Elements in Planning for Disaster

The wildfires in Alberta, Canada, are a stark reminder that natural disaster can strike almost anywhere at anytime. According to German global reinsurer Munich Re, disasters resulted in more than $90 billion in insured losses around the globe in 2015. CEOs must ensure that their companies and employees are both prepared and covered at all times.

Recent Lawsuits Highlight the Risks of Using Contract Workers

Recent lawsuits against companies such as Uber and FedEx have highlighted the growing risks of using independent contractors. While using contractors can come with many cost-saving benefits, companies must ensure those workers qualify as independent contractors under federal and state laws.

4 Ways to Protect Your Company from the Legal Risks of...

While 3D printing technology can bring tremendous benefits to manufacturers, it also comes with a myriad of legal risks. From the sharing of CAD files to potential liabilities for products manufactured by third party printers, there are many legal issues that have yet to be resolved in the courts.

“CEOs Need to Take the Lead in Drone Technology,” Says Cisco...

Cisco's former CEO and current executive chairman John Chambers recently said at a drone convention recently that CEOs need to lead the charge in drone innovation.

Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning to the U.S.

The Reshoring Initiative estimates that over the past five years, more than 100,000 factory jobs have returned from overseas. It's a drop in the bucket compared to the millions of manufacturing jobs that have been lost over the years, but experts say the tide is starting to turn.

How Your Company Could Benefit from the New Manufacturing Competitiveness Act

More than 200 members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) wrote a letter recently to the House of Representatives in support of the The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, which proponents say will eliminate trade-distorting tariffs on imports that are critical to American manufacturers. NAM members called the relief the bill provides as “long overdue.” The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on April 13 by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other committee leaders.

Quick Tips for Successfully Leading Through a Crisis

It's difficult enough to lead in good times, but it's even more challenging to lead in a time of crisis. While most companies have some sort of crisis plan in place, many are inadequate and untested, and contingency mitigation techniques and risk management programs can easily become overwhelmed. Whether it's plummeting share prices or a major brand image problem, it's up to the C-suite to own the situation and lead through the choppy waters.

CEOs Can Improve Cybersecurity Simply by Fostering Collaboration

CEOs may be least engaged when it comes to cyber threats but they can have a big impact on improving cybersecurity by fostering collaboration in the C-suite.
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