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Focusing Your Sales Leaders on the Right Effectiveness Metrics in 4 Easy Steps

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When CEOs look to the VP of sales for a report on the latest results, volume and growth are the usual metrics discussed. But these two points don’t necessarily link sales with strategy. That requires better metrics, for a variety of reasons.

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Former Secretary of Labor Blames Harvard for the Widening Wealth Gap

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No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American corporations than Harvard Business School – inculcating in them a set of ideas and principles that have resulted in a pay gap between CEOs and ordinary workers that’s gone from 20-to-1 fifty years ago to almost 300-to-1 today.

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Why One CEO Employs Smarter People Than Him

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Ashley Morris strives to be the dumbest person in his office. Morris, who is the CEO of Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a specialty sandwich company with over 100 locations across the US, told Business Insider: "I aim to employ people who have education and skills that are above my own capabilities for all positions I hire for, effectively making me the dumbest person in the room."

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Google’s CEO Is Pushing for Hyper-Efficient Airports to Aid With Space Travel

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The Google we already know controls our pockets, makes sense of the web and wants to understand our behavior. That one company already has such extensive reach is pretty crazy, which also raises a weighty question: What would a Google 2.0 look like?

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Can Tax Inversions Be Prevented?

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 At the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on September 9, Merck CEO Ken Frazier told investors he wouldn’t join the giant wave of companies pursuing overseas acquisitions so they can move abroad and escape high U.S. corporate taxes. Such deals, known as “tax inversions,” go against Merck’s policy of only making purchases that give the company “quality commercial access and quality scientific access,” Frazier said.

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