Product Development

CEO Neil Grimmer Shares Secrets Of Successful Serial Entrepreneurship

Neil Grimmer, CEO of a startup called Habit,, is achieving success with his new company just a few years after selling his first company, Plum Organics, to Campbell Soup.

Using Trade Secret Protection to Build Shareholder Value

Many companies fail to capture the trade secrets in their own organizations, but by deliberately identifying and protecting them, companies can increase profits and shareholder value.

How One CEO Finds Competitive Advantage Through Sustainability

Many U.S. manufacturers struggle to balance sustainability and the desire to make products at home with the need to reduce costs and boost their margins. Here's one that's succeeding.

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
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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.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

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 and Worst States For Business

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