CEO Corner

Why Patent Trolls Could Be an Increasing Threat to Your Company

Chief Executive Magazine -

John Chambers and Myron Ullman, CEOs of Intel and JCPenney, raised eyebrows recently by co-writing a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece in which they called for Congress to approve legislation that would “break the business model” of “patent-assertion firms,” otherwise known as patent trolls, which collectively cost the two companies more than one-third of a billion dollars in legal expenses over the last five years.

The post Why Patent Trolls Could Be an Increasing Threat to Your Company appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

Wal-Mart’s Wage Move May Have Opened Pay Increase Floodgates

Chief Executive Magazine -

Wal-Mart’s high-profile move to raise its minimum wage was aimed at least in part at boosting its reputation among certain constituencies. But what ever the motive, the action now looks like it may have been inevitable given other rising market forces at work. It’s also apparent that Wal-Mart's maneuver may have set in motion a trend that could affect just about any company with hourly employees.

The post Wal-Mart’s Wage Move May Have Opened Pay Increase Floodgates appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

3 Tactics for Creating a Successful Turnaround Through Positive Cultural Change

Chief Executive Magazine -

Not many companies have had as much tumult lately as Sprint, which, in February, took a $1.9-billion quarterly write-off because of the reduced value of its trade name. The company’s stock price is down by more than 50%, from a high of $9.74 in June, 2014 to $4.28 on February 26, 2015, but the sale price has somewhat stabilized over the last 30 days.

The post 3 Tactics for Creating a Successful Turnaround Through Positive Cultural Change appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

Life After Being CEO: 5 Tips for Helping to Decide What to Do Next

Chief Executive Magazine -

You’ve had a great career and you have a wealth of knowledge and experience. But while you’re stepping down as CEO, you’re not ready to step down from leadership. What’s the best way for you to continue to challenge yourself while giving others the benefit of your expertise?

The post Life After Being CEO: 5 Tips for Helping to Decide What to Do Next appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

February 2015 CEO Confidence Index

Chief Executive Magazine -

The CEO Confidence Index, Chief Executive‘s monthly gauge of CEOs’ expectations for business conditions over the next 12 months, shrank 3.9% in February, putting confidence back at December levels, landing at 6.45 out of a possible 10, compared to 6.71 for January. However, when compared against the same year-ago period, confidence is up nearly 10%.

The post February 2015 CEO Confidence Index appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

The CEO and Power: Are the Two a Dynamic Duo or an Odd Couple?

Chief Executive Magazine -

Power is a word that is often spoken synonymously with the office of CEO—for better or for worse. By dictionary definition, power is “the ability to act or produce an effect.” Simple enough. Yet, when it comes to how power plays out in leadership positions, understanding the dynamics can mean the difference between leading effectively and falling flat.

The post The CEO and Power: Are the Two a Dynamic Duo or an Odd Couple? appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

Beware Weak Startups: They Can Overtake You When You Least Expect It

Chief Executive Magazine -

The brand graveyard is full of stories about companies that let themselves fall behind because they thought the competition was no threat at all. Then in the blink of an eye, that lousy-yet-nimble startup has gotten the model right and suddenly you're out on your legacy rear.

The post Beware Weak Startups: They Can Overtake You When You Least Expect It appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

SMBs Don’t Understand Cyberbreach Notification Laws

Chief Executive Magazine -

Currently, 47 states have cyberbreach notification laws, according to a survey by Software Advice, a software selection consultancy. Yet, just one third of survey respondents, who are SMBs, are confident that they understand their state's laws.

The post SMBs Don’t Understand Cyberbreach Notification Laws appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

Middle-Market PE Deals Expected to Outperform the S&P 500

Chief Executive Magazine -

Middle-market private equity players expect PE investments to outperform U.S. stocks this year, following up on a strong performance last year, according to a new survey from ACG New York, as reported by Law360. About 73% of 129 middle-market dealmakers surveyed by ACG over the past two months said they expect middle-market PE investments to outperform the benchmark S&P 500 stock index this year.

The post Middle-Market PE Deals Expected to Outperform the S&P 500 appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

Mid-Market Firms Should Set Realistic Supply Chain Goals

Chief Executive Magazine -

It's great to aspire to be like the big guys, but when it comes to managing the supply chain, mid-market firms just don't have the resources and the connections that their larger counterparts do. As a result it's not enough to say you want to be like Toyota or Dell. Mid-marketers, says Steve Vecchiarelli, vice president of supply chain for Digi-Key Electronics, need to set more realistic goals.

The post Mid-Market Firms Should Set Realistic Supply Chain Goals appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

NYC and Portland, Oregon Are Both Reducing Red Tape to Attract More Businesses

Chief Executive Magazine -

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio has launched Small Business First, a program which reduces the red tape for small businesses doing business in New York, making the big apple more attractive to businesses out of state.

The post NYC and Portland, Oregon Are Both Reducing Red Tape to Attract More Businesses appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

Bill Gates, Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research

Chief Executive Magazine -

Like any other new business seeking profitability, companies and their leaders are always looking to achieve economies of scale. The same strategy applies to energy, for which the American Energy Innovation Council is asking the U.S. federal government to scale up it's efforts. 

The post Bill Gates, Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research appeared first on ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine.

Pages

Subscribe to Lonergan Partners aggregator - CEO Corner