Writing in Seeking Alpha, investment analyst and newsletter author David Sterman identifies 10 companies that are sitting on significant cash piles. Stunned to find how much some companies were sitting on, he says in some instances, these companies have such a large amount of cash that it equals or surpasses what some countries produce in terms of annual economic activity (GDP).
When Keith Williams took the helm of Northbrook, Illinois-based Underwriters Laboratories in 2005 the 118-year-old company was floundering. The company’s UL Mark—the symbol it...
As likely as not, the annual strategic plan that starts strong out of the gate loses relevance as the first quarter fades into the second, the third, and finally ends where the process began—assembling a plan for the next year. Here’s how to turn an annual ritual into a meaningful exercise.
The business environment in which CEOs operate today is unlike anything experienced in past corporate life. Each decade following World War II has brought greater competition, regulation, scrutiny, and complexity—making the CEO’s role as leader, strategist and visionary incredibly demanding.
Key Takeaways Determine your primary assets and assess your vulnerabilities to a sudden decline in one or more of them. Challenge strategic assumptions, stress test your...
How does BioSante, a small pharmaceutical company that took in $2.5 million in revenue in 2010, expect to compete in the multi-billion dollar pharma industry? By being patient, outlasting the pharma giants, and introducing a new drug to fill a gap in the market.
There is a direct, and measurable, relationship between employee engagement and a company's success. Want to increase your earnings per share by almost 30%? Get your employees involved.
Clarity. Unity. Agility. By mobilizing your employees, you ramp up your execution. Jocelyn Davis explains how to achieve strategic speed by focusing on people.
The argument for using business aviation has never been stronger, and prices have never been better.
How mid-size companies can beat the odds.