Research & Development

Don’t Just Collect The Dots—Connect Them

Collecting ‘dots.’ We all do it.  We read, we listen, we process and we intuitively file away pieces of information which by themselves may seem incidental.  Connecting those dots is the foundation for an effective strategy.

Food-Industry Convulsion Prompts Papa John’s To Tap Another New CEO

Rob Lynch’s move from Arby’s to become CEO of Papa John’s underscored the musical-chairs nature of life at the top of America’s food chain these days.
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Chicago Facility Is First Advanced-Manufacturing Institute To Have Funding Follow-On

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Institute (DMDII) by UI Labs on Goose Island in Chicago became the first advanced-manufacturing institute to get follow-on funding, thanks in part to the effectiveness of Illinois representatives on Capitol Hill.

7 Secrets of Successful Innovation

Internal innovation is a clear hallmark of successful mid-market companies. Here are some ideas on how CEOs can boost their companies’ R&D quotient.

R&D Helps Mid-Marketers More Effectively Compete

Some mid-market CEOs have found ways to successfully overcome the challenges of fostering an innovation culture and devoting resources to R&D.

What Do R&D Budgets Actually Tell Us?

Many companies tout their R&D spending as a way of expressing their commitment to innovation. But correlating R&D budgets to productive output isn’t very...
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Again Climbs In April Amid Soaring Vaccination Rate

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds growing confidence in the future of the economy; most now expect rising profits, revenue, hiring and capital expenditures in the coming months.