Business Strategy


  • Thomas Watjen, President & CEO of Unum, discusses the "high level" issues facing many consumers living paycheck to paycheck, and the difficulty getting adequate insurance coverage.

  • Sony CEO: Concentrating On Core Business     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Kuzuo Hirai, CEO of Sony talks to CNBC about his strategy for the company since becoming chief executive last April.

  • TheGrio's 100: Ken Williams     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    Ken Williams, Chicago White Sox executive vice president, discusses the business of Major League Baseball and building a championship team.

  • Getting Ahead of the Curve on Dell     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides a preview of Dell's earnings, due out after the bell. And David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors, provides additional insight on what to expect when the tech giant goes private.

  • Google Hits $800 For First Time     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    Kevin Landis, Firsthand Technology Funds CEO, discusses his outlook on Google's stock price and whether the tech giant will become the new Apple.

  • Genband's 'Office to Go'     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    Charles Vogt, Genband CEO, discusses his company's alliance with Samsung Mobile and its plans to "disrupt" the business landscape.

  • Despite Soft GDP, Japan Capital Spending to Grow     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities discuss Japan's latest GDP numbers. He believes business investment will be an engine for growth in the coming year.

  • Checking Into the Hotel Industry     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Is the franchise model running out of steam? Steve Joyce, Choice Hotels International president and CEO, explains how he is growing his brand and positioning his company in urban and luxury areas. "The upscale space" is the fastest growing space," he added.

  • Highly Regarded CEO Reveals Secrets of Success     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    Alan Lafley, Procter & Gamble former chairman & CEO, reveals the lessons he learned from the corner office in his new book, "Playing to Win."

  • Relax! You'll Be More Productive     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    Tony Schwartz, The Energy Project CEO, explains how getting more sleep and taking more vacations can actually improve your productivity.

  • Playing JC Penney's Future?     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    Did JC Penney's CEO make a convincing argument for his turnaround plan? Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors, and James Fallon, Women's Wear Daily, weigh in.

  • How's JCP's Ron Johnson Doing?     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details on Ron Johnson's first year at the helm of JC Penney.

  • Onefinestay Aims for High-End With 'Unhotels' Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    The Boat House

    Entrepreneur Evan Frank sees his startup Onefinestay as the perfect solution for hotel guests missing the comforts of home. It offers the "unhotel" - a private residence that also comes with 5-star service.

  • Squawk 'N Roll With Kansas' Phil Ehart     Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 6:42 AM ET
    Phil Ehart of Kansas.

    Phil Ehart, Kansas drummer & band manager, provides an inside look at the current state of the music business, as the band celebrates its 40th anniversary.

  • Caskets for Obese People     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    The world's biggest makers of funeral caskets are widening their business models to keep up with fatter waistlines, reports CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.

  • Figuring Out Facebook's Mobile Ad Push     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    Arvind Bhatia, Sterne Agee & Leach analyst; and Evan Wilson, Pacific Crest Securities analyst, debate whether Facebook's strategy to push mobile ads will pay off long term.

  • How to Innovate Your Way to Success     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Steve Howe, Ernst & Young, discusses how companies can overcome capital challenges by engaging their inner entrepreneur.

  • How big companies can be more innovative, with Steve Blank, Stanford Entrepreneurship Center.

  • California: Dunkin' Donuts Slam Dunk?     Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands CEO and president, discusses his company's plans to open between 330 and 360 new U.S. stores in 2013.

  • Can Daily Deal Sites Survive?     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    Kevin Ryan, founder & CEO of Gilt Groupe, takes a look at the profitability of online deal sites.

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