Finance

Can Startups Thrive Without VC Funding?

VCs are willing to put in big money if they believe they’ll get big money back quickly. That means things can get tricky for small business owners who need capital, but aren’t quite the right size to attract venture capitalists.

Intive CEO Ludovic Gaudé On Why Culture Is The Key To M&A Success

Intive CEO Ludovic Gaudé talks about why CEOs should focus on company culture when weighing acquisitions, and the red flags to look out for when doing due diligence on a potential acquisition.

The Key Question When Targeting Acquisitions: ‘What If?’

Asking "What if?" can bring clarity to M&A decisions that can be challenging with conflicting objectives.

Poll: CEOs Unfazed By Market Volatility

A poll of 162 U.S. CEOs showed that a majority believe a correction was not only overdue, but needed.

How To Build The Right Bridges With Your CFO

The CEO carries a heavy burden, but it is the synergy with surrounding players like the CFO that opens doors to stability and steady growth.

Bet Small And Bet Often To Manage Risk

Many companies are prepared for a big disaster. But what some executives overlook is how to manage everyday risk and create a strong, resilient organization able to withstand and anticipate industry-wide disruption.

Spooked: How CEOs Are Handling Their Cash Differently

The economy's resurgence has CEOs swimming in cash. The Great Recession changed how they're spending it.

The Secret To Truly Successful M&A

Thomas van der Meulen's best advice for a winning acquisition: Keep an open mind and pay as much attention to culture as the numbers.

Sonnenfeld: AT&T, Time Warner CEOs Ready For A Fight

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes seem more than ready to dig in and fight the government's charges.

3 Essential Rhythms For Consistently Achieving Predictable Results

Success builds on success, and your positive results will become much more predictable if you focus on these three rhythms.
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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 Rebounds In May Despite Escalation Of U.S. Trade Fight With China

President Trump’s escalation of the trade fight with China may have spooked global markets, but U.S. CEOs are taking it in stride so far, according to Chief Executive’s monthly reading of CEO confidence.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2019 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

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