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Apple Causes Samsung’s Collapse in Profit

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After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

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Starbucks CEO Says Company Will Play Major Role in Mobile Payments

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Starbucks is not messing around when it comes to the tectonic shifts occurring with consumers, especially as it relates to those mobile devices that coffee drinkers are carrying around in their pockets.
And just how important is mobile technology for the Seattle coffee retailer?

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U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance Proving Elusive Despite Cheap Natural Gas

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According to many commentators, cheap natural gas is producing a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing and putting European competitors at a disadvantage. But empirical studies show the impact has been small and concentrated in a handful of energy-intensive industries that account for only a small share of manufacturing value-added.

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The Future of Innovation Belongs to the Mega-City

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By 2030, according to the UN, there will be 41 mega-cities around the world with populations of greater than 10 million people. Not only will these mega-cities control the lion’s share of the world’s global economic and financial resources, they will also largely determine the future of innovation—and that could have a major impact on how we think about America’s hub-and-spoke model of innovation.

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Why Culture Could Beat Strategy in These Turbulent Times

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At a time when we have grown used to the notion that change is as dramatic as it has ever been it is hard to believe that culture is the key to survival. After all, it surely cannot be the case that organizations facing oblivion should focus on “how we do things around here”. Or can it?

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Slow Internet Speed Could Put the U.S. Competitively Behind

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America’s slow and expensive Internet is more than just an annoyance for people trying to watch “Happy Gilmore” on Netflix. Largely a consequence of monopoly providers, the sluggish service could have long-term economic consequences for American competitiveness.

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Tim Cook’s Announcement Is an Important ‘First’ for Gay Community

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In 2014, it is still news when Tim Cook of Apple becomes the first chief executive of a Fortune 1000 company to publicly say that he is gay. Some day, an announcement like that probably will not be newsworthy, and when that happens, it will largely be because it was news today.

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Should CEOs Be Prepped to Handle Gender-Sensitivity Issues?

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Do a Google search on the term “CEO” and you’ll likely get dozens of stories about male CEOs who said or did the wrong thing when it comes to women. From straight up impropriety to something as simple as a speech with a poorly placed word, the seemingly increased frequency of these issues has caused HR executives everywhere to wonder, should their CEOs be receiving training in how to handle sensitive issues? And should boards have stronger ethics guidelines for these types of situations?

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Stock Buybacks Are Becoming More Popular With CEOs

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As CEOs watch the continued economic uncertainty around the globe, many remain hesitant to invest their companies’ cash in building factories, buying new equipment or hiring more workers. So, more of them have been turning to another way to deploy idle financial assets: buying back the company’s own stock.

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The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act Between the Ups and Downs

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No company wins all the time. It’s not realistic to think a CEO won’t face problems during their tenure. I managed NetQoS, a network performance solution provider, through 31 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, but that winning streak was bookended by the post-9/11 recession and the 2008 Great Recession. Things were incredibly tough in both recessions and were a test of my credibility and competence.

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6 Ways to Shake Up Your Budgeting Process

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It’s time for the annual budget game. You know the drill. Ask for twice as much as you need so you’ll get enough. Hide some “fat” that you can cut when ordered to trim down. Then spend your full allocation because if you don’t, next year’s budget may be reduced.

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