Politics/Policy

A Peek Inside FedEx Founder And CEO Fred Smith’s World

In the midst of a pitched battle with Wall Street, rising global trade tensions, growing anti-business sentiment and incredible technological change, we asked FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith about his company, his leadership—and what to watch for next.

It’s Time For CEOs To Start Walking In Their Customers’ Shoes

CEOs can't risk losing the trust and loyalty of their customer base over small inconveniences or bad customer experiences. More than ever, CEOs need to prioritize client retention strategies over client acquisition.

Henry Schein CEO: Keep Humanity At The Core of Healthcare

In this op-ed, Henry Schein CEO Stanley Bergman says if we embrace the idea of treating patients as human beings who are worthy of sincere attention and care, then we will truly put ourselves on the road toward healing each other and, perhaps, the healthcare system itself.

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.

Who Needs Tim Sloan Anyway? (We Did)

Bipartisan political grandstanding has created a dangerous haze confusing the good guys with the bad guys, which could have the unhappy effect of discouraging future heroic insiders like Tim Sloan from stepping up to the plate.

2019 Best & Worst States for Business (FULL LIST)

The complete ranking of the 2019 Best & Worst States for Business.

After Amazon: What Happened In New York Isn’t Just About New York

The fiasco surrounding Amazon’s recent escape from New York reflects a broader, potentially devastating trend. The impact goes well beyond Gotham.

The Texas Formula: How They Keep Winning Over CEOs

Texas Governor Greg Abbott shares the state’s secret to success and how its maintained a stranglehold on the title of Best State for Business.

Jeff Bezos’s Loss: 5 Defenses Of New York City

In the wake of the Amazon debacle, EIC Dan Bigman wants to stick up for New York City, even as the bad news piles like garbage on a sweltering sidewalk.

Steve Case And “The Rise of the Rest”

Steve Case has been getting notice for his annual bus tour, “Rise of the Rest,” in which he barnstorms middle America investing in digital-tech companies.
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CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

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