John Kador

John Kador
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John Kador is a business author based in Lewisburg, PA. His last book is What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Million Dollar Business (with Brian Cohen, McGraw-Hill).

What is “Marketplace Lending?”

“Marketplace lending” describes a set of market-making services that match individual borrowers to lenders through an online platform that underwrites the loan and facilitates the transaction without the involvement of traditional banks or credit card companies.

Marketplace Lending to the Rescue

Where SMEs can go for financing when banks won’t play ball.

Where Are the Women?

Increasingly, companies recognizing the importance of diversity at the top are investing in recruiting and developing talented women. So why aren’t we seeing more women in top roles?

Leveraging Social Media to Collaborate with Employees and Customers

If you’re not speaking for yourself, others will speak for you.

CEOs with Angel Wings

What’s behind the allure of investing in startups? (Hint: It’s not always about the money.)

How to Get the Most from Your Chief Supply Chain Officer

Supply chain management is no longer just about reducing costs.

The Perils of Scientific Illiteracy

“Apple employs 700,000 factory workers in China because we can’t find the 30,000 engineers in the U.S. that we need on site at our plants,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs told President Obama. “If you could educate those engineers, we could move more manufacturing jobs here.” Jobs made the point that American competitiveness was being hollowed out by immigration policies that educate a growing number of foreign engineers at the best U.S. universities then immediately send them home.

Women: The Next Tipping Point

Your customer is changing—and you may not even know it. The Nielsen Company estimates that almost all income growth in the U.S. over the past 15-20 years is generated by women exercising their growing economic influence.

The View From Social Media: Should CEOs Have Personal Blogs?

In the fifth of a six-part series on boosting personal effectiveness, Chief Executive explores the realm of CEO blogging. Blogging can be an informal communication channel and encourage positive employee engagement. Is blogging right for you?

Checklist: Is Blogging Right for You?

If you can answer “Yes” to four or more of the following questions, chances are you will enjoy and succeed at blogging.
  • Do you enjoy writing and have a knack for it? If it’s a burden to write a staff announcement, blogging is probably not for you. Y/N _____
  • Are you a thought leader? Do you write articles, publish op-ed pieces, speak at industry functions and enjoy panel discussions? If not, what exactly will you blog about? ____
  • Can you make the time? Are you on airplanes a lot? Can you get up early? Blogging is a habit. It doesn’t require big chunks of time, but it does require small amounts of time frequently. ____
  • Do you have interests outside work? The more varied your interests, the broader the scope of your blog. ____
  • Do you tend to be transparent in your dealings? A blog requires a high degree of transparency. If you like to hold things close to the vest, a blog will be a stretch. ____
  • Will the company back you? If compliance or legal hold their breath every time you blog, maybe it’s not worth it. ____
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Slow Spending Amid Uncertainty

The majority of the 255 CEOs we surveyed for our CEO Confidence Index said they are no longer planning on increasing capital expenditures or headcount over the coming year.
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