Product Development

Up in Smoke: Tobacco CEO Predicts an End to Cigarettes

The head of the world's biggest tobacco company has just envisaged a world without cigarettes in a stark demonstration of the almost boundless disruptive power of digitization.

The 30 Elements that can Help CEOs Attain Product Nirvana

"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short." So goes the quote from Abraham Maslow, the late, great American psychologist credited with creating "Maslow's hierarchy of needs".

Tech Companies Rule in Global Brand Rankings

CEOs benchmarking the success of their brand should look no further than the tech sector, which has dominated an assessment of the world's 100 most valuable logos.

Luxury Watch-Makers Join the Smart Watch Game

The multi-functionality of smart watches makes them a good fit for busy CEOs, but the latest options—some of which will make their debut this week at the Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland—have a different twist. That is, manufacturers of luxury watches have jumped on the smart watch trend, melding smart watch innovation with high-end features typically found on more traditional luxury timepieces.

The Trouble With Focusing on Time-to-Market

Racing past red flags to introduce a new product or service invariably backfires. Here’s how to get the launch process right.

Slow Advancement in Battery Technology Is Hindering Product Innovation

CEOs need to be wary of exactly how much they can expect from advancements in the capabilities of the underlying batteries themselves and make sure their R&D honchos are playing it straight with them.

For Derma Sciences’ CEO, Skin ‘Is’ the Game

How Derma Sciences’ Edward J. Quilty turned a one-product wonder into a dominant player in its field

BioSante CEO Stephen Simes: Leveraging Libido

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.

C. Mondavi & Sons: Learned it on the Grapevine

For the Mondavi brothers, the cup is definitely half full.

Marketing by Assumption

Where did the Edsel, the Chevette, and more recently the Aztec and Phaeton come from?Certainly not the customer, but more likely from a committee...
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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.

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Continues At A Record High In January

More than 250 CEOs of U.S. companies told Chief Executive last week that they expect overall business conditions 12 months from now to be “very good,” ranking them 7.62 out of 10.
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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 2017 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.

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”.