Finance

After Plunging In December, CEO Outlook For 2019 Ticks Up In January

After plunging to a two-year low in December, CEO confidence in future business conditions ticked up 2.5% in January to 6.6 out of 10, from 6.4 out of 10 in December.
Elon Musk on 60 Minutes

Musk’s Petulance On 60 Minutes Shows It’s Time For Him To Grow Up

Elon Musk's interview on 60 Minutes shows that even though he doesn't want to “adhere to some CEO template," the erratic CEO of Tesla needs to grow up.

Executive Compensation Mistakes: Stop Treating Everyone Equally

In business, certain functions are more important than others. And fair or not, some people on your executive team are more important than others. Their compensation should reflect that.

Lessons Learned From The 2008 Financial Crisis

When navigating a crisis, leaders must remember that regaining former glory is not an overnight effort—especially when the crisis is the result of a systemic failure, as it was in 2008.

Tyson Foods Takes Aggressive Approach Towards Innovation

Tyson Foods' new strategy may hold lessons for other CEOs in the legacy economy that are trying to figure out how to leverage interest in entrepreneurial companies and outside innovations.

Lessons From GE: When The Board Wants You Out

John Flannery’s sudden ouster at GE after a mere 13 months on the job by a newly constituted board startled many peer CEOs, as well as analysts, investors and employees. When your company hits a bump in the road, will your board have your back—or back you right out the door?
M&A

Why M&A Investors Are Moving To The Lower Middle Market

Middle-market companies are some of the most sought—after assets, providing one of the best environments for M&A investors to create returns.

Will Trump’s Six-Month SEC Checkup Reduce Short-Termism?

In America, we clean our teeth every six months and report our public company financials every three. Now, to root out short-term thinking in the C-Suite, President Trump has tweeted that what’s right for dentists is good for American business.

Q&A: FairWarning CEO Kurt Long On Launching Startups, Investor Relationships

FairWarning CEO Kurt Long has founded three companies over the course of his career and has learned the importance of partnering with outside investors to help take them to the next level.

CohnReznick CEO Frank Longobardi On The New Era Of Accounting

CohnReznick CEO Frank Longobardi believes there is a major shift happening in the accounting world—one where firms like his are making the shift from the role of service provider to trusted advisor.
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CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Bounces Back In February After Plunging In Late 2018

CEOs have revived optimism stemming from robust economic conditions, solid consumer demand, strong earnings, and easy access to capital.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

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CEO of the Year

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