Author: Michael Gelfand

6 Nifty Gadgets Every CEO Needs

If you’re like most CEOs navigating today’s global economy, you probably spend a good deal of time on the go. Whether you enjoy the road-warrior lifestyle or think of it as a necessary evil, having the right gear to keep you efficient, effective and comfortable can only smooth your travels—and improve your mood. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a list of gadgets—some purely practical, others slightly more focused on R&R—to keep you moving in the right direction.

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The Bonus Round

Non-cash rewards and more frequent recognition are attractive alternatives to the traditional, year-end practice of handing out cash bonuses, giving CEOs a new way to say “thank you” and reward top talent.

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The Plane Truth: Business Aviation Is a Win-Win Solution for CEOs

The worst publicity the business aviation industry has ever received occurred on November 18, 2008, when CEOs from the Big Three automakers flew into Washington, D.C. using private jets to ask the U.S. Senate for a $25 billion taxpayer bailout package. With the country teetering on the verge of financial collapse, the CEOs’ seemingly lavish airborne arrival was excoriated in the media as tone-deaf, and an unflattering association with CEO excess was born.

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