Russ Banham

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

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.

Healing the Pain Points of Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants. “The trick is to start small by evaluating your current plant to determine where there are problems meeting performance objectives,” explains Don Busiek, general manager of manufacturing software at GE Intelligent Platforms.

Is Your Enterprise Platform Still Aligned With Your Strategy?

Given the feverish pace of global business, the time to gauge a company’s performance and act upon this information has compressed.

Healing Manufacturing’s Pain Points

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants.

Smart Manufacturing in the Mid-Size Company

How big do you need to be to make intelligent machinery and processes work for your company?

Off-Roading Your Way to Financing

Crowdfunding and other alternative paths to capital are drawing in the crowds.

EVA and the Private Company

What can “economic value added,” increasingly considered the public company’s preferred performance metric, do for your company?

Failing—to Win

How leaders turn fumbles into fodder for success.

Appraising Performance Appraisals

How the best companies assess employee performance—and what you can learn from them.
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