Make Plans Now to Attend the Spring
The CEBI Spring
Summit is shaping up as a great event, and we again expect record attendance,
including a lot of new members.
Please ink in
the Summit dates on your calendar -- you'll be glad you didn't let anything else
get in the way. You'll want to arrive on Wednesday, April 22.
A 5:00 pm or earlier arrival time should get you to Eaglewood in plenty of time
for the Welcome Reception and Bowling Night.
Do also plan a
late enough departure on Friday, April 24 so that you can fully participate in
the Friday afternoon workshop. Departing flight times of 5:30 or
later should work out fine.
on the Spring Summit....
The 20% CEO
Every now and then, a member
says something in a Board meeting that just stops the meeting in its
tracks. A member brought up a blog article he had seen, "I
Feel Guilty When I'm Not at The Office":
That wasn't what stopped the
meeting. It was what he said next that stopped the meeting: "I
actually looked at how I'm spending my time, and discovered that it's on doing a
lot of things a CEO shouldn't be doing. In fact, I discovered that my
company doesn't have a CEO 80% of the time."
the whole story...
6 Ways CEBI Members are
Taking Advantage of Market Turbulence
Times of great uncertainty are times of
great opportunity. Most investors and many business owners are currently
paralyzed by the ups and downs of the equities markets, or waiting for another
shoe to drop in their own industries. Not CEBI members.
Both at the Fall Summit and the subsequent
Local Board meetings, the question of "How are you making lemonade out of
all these lemons?" has surfaced. We have members taking extraordinary
advantage of the current situation, both in the investment markets and their own
are at least 6 ways they're doing that...
Thinking About Prompt Payment
Are you using
prompt payment discounts to accelerate your cash flow? Are you thinking
about using prompt payment discounts to accelerate your cash
If the answer to
either of the above is "yes", you may want to think again.
Prompt payment discounts are one of the most expensive sources of cash flow
acceleration out there -- actually more expensive than the cost of carrying a
balance on some credit cards.
3 Business Lessons from Flight
The crew of Flight 1549 have
become unlikely celebrities since their heroic and miraculous performance in the
face of adversity. There are numerous lessons being drawn from this
accident by the airline industry, and there are a set of business lessons that
can be extracted from this event, as well.
does running a business have in common with ditching an airplane?....
Reminder -- our Spring Summit
is in Chicago, April 23-24. April 22 is CEBI Bowling Night at Eaglewood
And, as always, we're
interested in your ideas for newsletter articles. Would you perhaps write
a guest Editorial? Please let us know if you have ideas or material you'd
be willing to share with others.
Chief Executive Boards International