Innovation

Here are 2016’s CEO Winners and Losers

From Donald Trump to Pokemon GO to scandals of both the sexual and bogus-account variety, it certainly has been an eventful year for the business world. Here are some of the CEOs who found themselves on top, and others who would rather make 2016 a year to forget.

CEO Think Tank Decries American Policy Short-Sightedness

A non-profit think tank filled with CEOs has called on the incoming Trump administration to encourage investment in infrastructure and R&D to remedy what it calls a damaging short-term focus by lawmakers and business leaders.

CEO of Musical Strings Manufacturer D’Addario Talks about Digital Transformation

D'Addario, a manufacturer of guitar and orchestral strings, as well as other musical instrument parts, has a lineage that goes all the way back to 1680 Italy. But the company's got both feet facing forward when it comes to keeping up with digital technology.

How CEO Bill Sandbrook Shored Up U.S. Concrete

How a rollup-fueled strategy put a struggling company back on solid footing.

Bold Moves, Exceptional Execution: Building Capacity to Weather Change

Change is a constant in every industry. It’s indisputable that the number of factors any business must contend with on a daily basis, and the velocity at which they appear, is greater than ever before.

Lessons Learned About Risk-Taking from a Marijuana CEO

Pot is still illegal in most U.S. states, carries a certain negative stigma and remains the fodder of organized crime gangs. But that didn't stop Hadley Ford, a former investment banker and founder of cancer-treatment company ProCure, from plunging into the industry headlong.

Partnerships Key to Tackling Disruption, says Auto CEO

If you can't beat them, buy them. It's a notion many CEOs may want to take on board when considering how to tackle the problem of technological disruption. But is that the only way?

Design to Launch: How to Innovate Successfully Every Time

It’s no big secret: Most innovation projects typically die a slow and painful death.

CEO Unveils Mars Colonization Plan

As if the advent of artificial intelligence wasn't already giving CEOs enough to get their heads around. Soon, they could be living in a world where interplanetary space travel is the new norm.

You’ve Got the Talent. How Do You Get Them to Innovate?

No industry is safe from disruption by a scrappy startup with brand new innovation.
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CEO Optimism Rebounds in November Amid Growing Hope For Tax Cuts

CEOs are reporting a renewed sense of confidence in where the business landscape will be a year from now, registering the highest level since April.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.