Weekly CEO News from Richard Ingram
March 2015

Q: How do I figure out my margins?A: For decades, maybe even centuries, business owners were taught to shoot for a profit margin of 10 percent. I don’t know where that number came from, but I can tell you it’s

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Let’s face it: social media is risky. A single unfortunate post can throw a career off track. And yet in an era in which younger workers are connected with an average of 16 co-workers online and where 40% to 60%

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THERE WAS A TIME when no self-respecting fashion editor would be caught dead in a pair of flats. But these days, the front row have their feet firmly on the ground, in glamorous loafers, dainty pointy-toed flats, bejeweled sneakers or

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AUSTIN–Healthcare-related innovation was everywhere at South by Southwest Interactive this year. There were sessions on healthcare IT, big data, wearables, and innovative startups that are using technology to upend the status quo. For example, Tim O’Reilly gave a talk about

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The real estate arm of Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali SpA is planning a big push into Asia as part of a group-wide expansion away from its European roots. Generali Real Estate SpA currently holds nearly all of its €28 billion

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Tom Price, the new chairman of the House Budget Committee, has just released the GOP budget blueprint for the years ahead this week. This will have a big impact on how the government spends more than 20 percent of our

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Did you ever wonder why Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom and the United States are on different days? Although they seem very similar now, they’re actually completely different holidays with very different origins. Below, we take a brief look

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Ever seen a DirecTV advertisement that seemed too good to be true? Government consumer watchdogs say you were right to be wary. The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it is charging DirecTV, the nation’s largest satellite television provider, with

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If you have been reading the headlines lately, you will notice a lot of news about home equity lines of credit. On the one hand, we are fearing the looming crisis of resetting HELOCs. And, at the same time, banks

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The European Central Bank has raised this year’s eurozone growth forecast to 1.5%, up from 1% previously. It also said it would start its quantitative easing programme, first announced in January, next week. Bank boss Mario Draghi said economic growth

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