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The GameStop Effect: Risks Of Today’s Market Dynamics

While an escalation the scale of GameStop won’t likely be a common occurrence, this sort of single stock vulnerability is likely here to stay, particularly for small and mid-cap public companies with limited trading float. What CEOs need to know.

Key Insights From The SPAC Frontlines  

Thinking about going public via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company? A CEO who went that route at the height of the pandemic shares lessons and insights for success.

Going Public In A Pandemic? Here’s What You Can Expect

Dun & Bradstreet CFO Bryan Hipsher shares his experience doing a roadshow with no road and why a good finance chief is like "the consigliere to the CEO."

Revenue Growth Management: Common Pitfalls And How To Win

The evidence suggests traditional RGM strategies will unintentionally lead to reductions in cash flow and shareholder value at a time when cash is critical. Here's how to avoid the pitfalls and minimize risk.

Responding To Crisis: Don’t Be Afraid To Take The Hit

It's always tempting to hide bad news during times of crisis, but taking a reputational hit today may build credibility and trust down the road.

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.

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.

10 Steps CEOs can Take to Stop Activists Forcing them into M&A

The number of activist investor deals pushed by the likes of Carl Icahn are rising, putting boards on the defensive.

Why Bank and Utility CEOs Could Soon Have a lot More in Common

Utilities CEOs are valued for efficiently developing and maintaining portfolios of staid assets that typically provide investors with safe, yet unexciting regulated returns. Bank CEOs could soon be left touting the same skill set, a major consultancy group has suggested—and it's all due to the forces of digital disruption.
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CEO Confidence Falls To Decade Low, But Few Predict Recession

Chief Executive’s June survey of 278 U.S. CEOs shows leading confidence indicator now at 5.5/10, the lowest reading in nearly a decade. Majority forecasts worsening conditions in the year ahead, though not a recession.