Research & Development

The Trouble With Business Transformation

GE didn’t change quickly enough and Lehman changed too fast. Transformations go wrong because of the timing, the team, and in some cases, the strategy.

Former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on the CVS Deal, Yoga and Employee Wellness

Chief Executive got a chance to sit down and talk with former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on how CEOs can improve the cost of care and employee wellness at their own companies, how he got into yoga, why the CVS deal was the right move for Aetna and more.

Opening Closed Doors Through Open Innovation

A lot is at stake for companies as digital transformation takes hold, and in this super-charged environment, acquiring your way to innovation no longer works — the only way to stay innovative is to invest in R&D.

R&D Is Fueling Innovation Culture

These five CEOs found ways to overcome the challenges of fostering an innovation culture and devoting resources to R&D.

Incremental Innovations Help Businesses Remain Relevant

In order to stay in front of the curve you need to be willing to try new innovations, fail and learn in incremental ways from the information you’ve gathered.

Innovative Model Offers A Breakthrough in Medical Devices

A New York-based medical device maker, PAVmed is using innovative technologies and a unique business model to bring products to market more quickly and for much less cost. But the model could apply to almost any business.

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.

How a CEO’s Office can Help Foster Innovation

Steelcase CEO Jim Keane's office is a working prototype, sending a tangible signal that from the CEO on down, his company innovates by learning.

Statistics: Don’t Believe Everything you Read

Statistics are often at the heart of fake news and other misleading reports. Here's how to make sure you and your company don't get caught in the middle.

Need a Productivity Boost? It Could be Time to Hire More Scientists

Scientists and engineers aren't just integral to a company's R&D efforts. They can boost productivity in other areas, too, according to a growing body of research.
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CEO1000 Tracker

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 & 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 2019 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.

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