William J. Holstein
Don Rongione, CEO of Bollman Hat Co. in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, had a unique ally in his effort to shift hat production from China to Pennsylvania—famed actor Samuel L. Jackson, who, along with other Hollywood stars, was a fan of the company’s Kangol 504 woolen knit cap.
CEOs of small and medium-sized companies face very different challenges than Apple and Samsung do.
This company caught the Chinese with their hands in the data cookie jar, and slammed the lid on them, stopping them cold.
Chief executives may be forgiven for being confused about what is happening between the U.S. and Chinese governments when it comes to use of the terms "markets" and "reforms." As a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests, President Obama's administration is expecting that Chinese President Xi Jinping will make commitments to more market-oriented reforms when he visits Washington this month.
It's the last gasp of summer and the world will probably not notice a small story in today's Wall Street Journal. But it might be quite important.