Russ Banham

Russ Banham
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Russ Banham (russ@russbanham.com) is a contributing writer to Chief Executive

Smart Manufacturing: CEOs Share Strategies, Tactics and Opportunities

CEOs share strategies, tactics and opportunities for 21st-century manufacturing.

Is your R&D Customer-Driven?

Sometimes the best products come from the people who buy them.

Manufacturing’s New Golden Age: Are you Ready?

Buoyed by technological advances, American manufacturing is quietly staging a resurgence. Here’s how three companies are making the most of new capabilities.

The Gig Economy: Value and Risks

Can contingent workers help solve the country’s skills gap

Is your Contractor Really an Employee?

The rules are murky, but the penalties for breaking them are severe.

Keeping What You’ve Got

There’s a bottom-line value in holding onto talent, rather than replacing it.

Is Your Contractor Really an Employee?

The rules are murky—but the penalties for breaking them are severe.

Marketing in Milliseconds: Can Mobile Marketing Deliver on its Promise?

Five years ago, “mobile” sounded like the coolest thing that could ever happen to marketing, sort of like when television was invented.

5 Things CEOs Need to Know Before Investing in Mobile Marketing

It’s critical to conduct the same type of rigorous due diligence that you would for an M&A transaction. In other words, don’t let a shiny new tech toy blind you into making a bad decision.

Coming in Second: When Being a ‘Fast Follower’ Is the Best...

An accepted wisdom in business is that being first-to-market with a product, service or a new wrinkle on an old idea is the optimal strategy. Intuitively, this makes sense—a new market is there for the taking. The early mover can capitalize on its inventiveness, win brand loyalty and fend off the copycats that follow. Now comes a series of provocative books declaring that being an early mover is fraught with danger, that the risk of failure for a first-to-market company is much higher than for the pack in pursuit.
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CEO Confidence Remains Solid In March, But Trails 2018 Levels

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.
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