Do CEOs Matter?

Can a CEO—even one as talented and visionary as Steve Jobs—really make or break a corporation? Many business scholars have grown skeptical of the idea of chief executive as superhero. Cutting-edge research reveals that while some CEOs clearly do make a big difference, many are merely the most visible cogs in complex machines.

The Private-Capital Survival Guide

With the economy and stock market sputtering, private-capital deals are more appealing than ever. Just remember: Investors often have more to offer than mere cash.

Editor’s Note: The last page of this article contains a useful resource guide (links to vaarious networking sites, angel networks and investment banks).